RALEIGH —The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the Lincoln Road bridge over Banton Branch near Leland for bridge preservation work. Work will begin at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, and is expected to be complete in November, weather permitting.
Motorists should use the following signed detour route during the closure:
• Lincoln Road to Mt. Misery Road to Village Road back to Lincoln Road.
This project is part of the NCDOT’s $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13, which calls for preservation, repairs or replacement of bridges statewide.
The existing bridge was built in 1966 and is deemed structurally deficient. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
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