Project to Replace a Pair of Columbus County Bridges Starts Monday Tuesday, November 26, 2013

RALEIGH — Work is scheduled to start Monday, Dec. 2, on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace a pair of 62-year-old bridges on Peacock Road near Tabor City in Columbus County.

The bridges are located less than 1/2 mile apart between U.S. 701 Business and N.C. 904, with one considered structurally deficient. It is still safe, but required increased monitoring and maintenance, and needed to be replaced.

The work means Peacock Road will be closed between Ken Ray Drive and Mill Branch Church Road, although there will be access for local traffic. A signed detour route will get drivers around the project site. It uses Mollie Iron Hill Road, Jim Jolly Road and Walter Todd Road in the Iron Hill community, east of Tabor City.

The contractor, S&C Construction, LLC of Garland, N.C., plans to complete the project by late May 2014, which would be more than two months earlier than required by its $1.3 million contract. 

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. For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.

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