Road Closures Start Jan. 7 for Bridge Replacement Projects on Green and Marvin McCaskill Roads in Richmond County Thursday, January 03, 2013

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation bridge replacement projects at two locations in Richmond County get under way next Monday, Jan. 7. Dellinger Inc. of Monroe was awarded a $683,698 contract to replace the bridge over Mountain Creek on Green Road, and a $563,080 contract to put a new bridge on Marvin McCaskill Road over Little Mountain Creek. Both bridges are northwest of Ellerbe.

The bridge being replaced on Green Road is 53 years old and considered structurally deficient. That means it remains safe, but is in need of continual repairs and needs to be replaced. The project means Green Road will be closed at that location, with a signed detour in place, directing drivers to stay on Cartledge Creek Road to get around the construction site.

The Marvin McCaskill bridge is two years older and functionally obsolete, which means it was built to a standard no longer used for bridges. Its replacement will also mean a detour, with motorists using N.C. 73, Bennett Road and Page Street Extension.

Both new bridges are scheduled to be open by May 17.

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.

For more information on these projects, contact Resident Engineer Chuck Dumas, PE, at (910) 944-7554.

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