Work begins Monday on a Chatham County Bridge Replacement Project Friday, January 25, 2013

RALEIGH — Work is set to start Monday, weather permitting, on a $675,961 N.C. Department of Transportation bridge replacement project in  Chatham County. The new bridge will replace the 62-year-old structure on Coleridge Road over Brush Creek west of Siler City.

The bridge being replaced is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means that while it remains safe, it requires repairs, needed to be replaced and was built to design standards no longer used for bridges.

The new bridge is expected to be open within 135 days of the start. The contractor will then have 180 days to wrap up planting and vegetation work at the site.

The project means a signed detour will be in place, with motorists directed to use Moons Chapel Road and Old U.S. 64.

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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