Bridge Preservation Project Begins Monday on Two Bridges in Downtown Winston-Salem Friday, April 26, 2013


Work will require overnight lane closures

RALEIGH – Crews will begin work next week on a bridge preservation project in downtown Winston-Salem. On Monday, April 29, crews will start assessing the extent of the rehabilitation work needed on the Fourth Street and Peters Creek Parkway bridges over U.S. 421/Business 40. The assessment will require closing the right lane of U.S. 421/Business 40 from Cloverdale Avenue to south of Peters Creek Parkway nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the morning of Friday, May 3, weather permitting.

Once crews complete their assessment, they will return in the coming weeks and begin repair work. They will chip out the deteriorated concrete and replace it with new concrete. The process will extend the lifespan of the bridges while improving safety.

The Fourth Street and Peters Creek Parkway bridges are two of nine bridges over U.S. 421/Business 40 included in this bridge preservation project. The additional seven bridges are located on:
•    Broad Street;
•    Cherry Street;
•    Church Street;
•    Main Street;
•    Marshall Street;
•    Old Vineyard Road; and
•    Spruce Street.

The assessment and rehabilitation process for all nine bridges is expected to be complete in December. The work will help ensure these bridges remain in good condition until the N.C. Department of Transportation awards a contract in May 2016 for the Business 40 Improvement Project, which will completely upgrade 1.1 miles of the roadway from west of Fourth Street to east of Church Street. The work includes removing and replacing the pavement, replacing 10 bridges and improving ramps.

While work on the bridge preservation project is under way, motorists should expect regular overnight lane closures in the area. NCDOT will work with the contractor to avoid affecting traffic traveling to or from the Winston-Salem Dash baseball games at the nearby BB&T Ballpark. NCDOT will notify the public in advance of all closures.

Motorists traveling through the work zone may experience congestion. NCDOT encourages drivers to take an alternate route or allow plenty of extra time to reach their destinations safely.

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