Preservation Work to Begin Next Week on the U.S. 158/Stratford Road Bridge Over Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem Thursday, October 31, 2013

RALEIGH — Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Nov. 4, on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to preserve the bridge carrying U.S. 158/Stratford Road over Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. The work will preserve the bridge deck and extend the lifespan of the bridge by as much as 20 years.

To rehabilitate and preserve the 49-year-old bridge, crews will use high-powered jets of water to remove the deteriorated concrete from the bridge deck. Once the hydro-demolition process is complete, crews will place a layer of latex-modified concrete on the bridge’s driving surface. These enhancements will improve the ride quality for motorists, as well as help the bridge last longer by sealing and protecting the deck and substructure from water damage.

During the work, motorists can expect lane closures on U.S. 158/Stratford Road as follows:

Nov. 4-6: The westbound right lane and eastbound left turn lane will be closed.

Nov. 6-8: The westbound left lane and eastbound left turn lane will be closed.

Nov. 8-10: The eastbound left lane and eastbound left turn lane will be closed.

Nov. 10-12: The eastbound right turn lane and eastbound left turn lane will be closed.  

The ramps to and from Silas Creek Parkway will remain open throughout the project.

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 $810 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.   

The department urges motorists to “know before you go” about traffic conditions on U.S. 52. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ncdot_triad. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone and bookmark it for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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