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
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
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.