Current timber bridge being updated
RALEIGH —In an effort to decrease cost and maintenance, the N.C. Department of Transportation is replacing the current timber bridge on Pamlico Beach Road in Belhaven.
The bridge, located between Church and South Savannah roads, will be replaced beginning Monday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m., weather permitting. This section of Pamlico Beach Road will be closed until Dec. 22 and motorists should use the signed detour route.
This project is part of the department’s State-Funded Bridge Improvement Program to improve the overall condition of the state’s bridges. The department is investing $750 million over four years to strategically perform preservation or rehabilitation work when possible instead of just replacing bridges across the board. This approach enables NCDOT to extend the lifespan of existing bridges at a significant costs savings, stretching taxpayer dollars further and improving more bridges overall.
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