RALEIGH — Work is scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 3 on the replacement of a
59-year-old bridge on County Line Road south of New Bern in Craven County. The
N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $797,019 contract to S.T. Wooten
Corp. of Wilson for the project.
The bridge is considered functionally obsolete, which means it was
built to design standards no longer used in such areas as lane width. The new
bridge is expected to be open by Dec. 1, and will be wider and more modern,
which will improve driver safety and help traffic flow more efficiently through
The project means motorists will be shifted to a signed detour route,
using Old Airport Road, Landscape Drive, Waterscape Way and Wilcox Road.
This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to
improve the condition of the state’s bridges to provide better access and
support economic growth across the state.
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.