Presbyterian Road Bridge Replacement near Coddle Creek Elementary in Mooresville Underway Thursday, June 13, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is replacing the Presbyterian Road bridge over the West Branch of the Rocky River near Coddle Creek Elementary School in Mooresville.

A $479,479 contract was awarded to Dane Construction of Mooresville to replace the functionally obsolete bridge built in 1953. This means the bridge was safe, but needed to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. A bridge is considered functionally obsolete if it is narrow, has inadequate under-clearances, has insufficient load-carrying capacity, is poorly aligned with the roadway, and can no longer adequately service today’s traffic.

Presbyterian Road was closed on June 8 and work started this week. The project must be completed by Sept. 8, which will impact bus routes at the start of the 2013-14 school year. However, a provision in the project contract will give the contractor incentive pay for each day the project is done prior to the completion date, avoiding impacts to school bus routes or detouring school traffic. If the bridge is opened to traffic by Aug. 23, Dane Construction will receive the maximum incentive pay of $40,000.

While the road is closed, motorists can take the following detour route:

  • N.C. 115 to Faith Road to Shearers Road.

NCDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or visiting www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.

 

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