Bridge Replacement Projects Coming This Month for Thickety Creek and CC Camp Roads in Montgomery County Thursday, January 03, 2013

RALEIGH — A pair of Montgomery County bridges will be replaced as separate N.C. Department of Transportation projects get under way in the next two weeks.

A $513,089 contract was awarded to Dane Construction Inc. of Mooresville to replace the 55-year-old timber bridge over Thickety Creek on Thickety Creek Road south of Troy. In its place will be a concrete structure.

Work will start on Jan. 7, with the project scheduled to be wrapped up by May 1. During that time, motorists will have to detour around the construction site, using Onvil Road, Pekin Road and Holly Mount Church Road.

A similar project will start Jan. 14 on the 60-year-old bridge over Lick Fork Creek on CC Camp Road north of Mt. Gilead. A $514,444 contract was awarded to Country Boy Landscaping of Harmony, N.C. to replace the timber structure with a concrete bridge. The current bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means it remains safe, but is in need of repairs, and it had been built to bridge design standards no longer in use.

The new bridge is scheduled to be open by May 17. The project means a signed detour will be set up, sending motorists onto N.C. 73 and Pee Dee Road to get around the construction zone.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.

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