NCDOT to Replace Baker Road Bridge in High Point Thursday, December 05, 2013

UPDATE:  Due to the weather, the contractor has postponed the closure of Baker Road  in High Point until Wednesday, Dec. 11.

RALEIGH — Weather permitting, work will begin next week on an N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the Baker Road bridge over Richland Creek in High Point.

The $1 million bridge replacement contract was awarded in July to Eastern Structures, LLC of Mocksville. The new bridge is expected to be complete by Friday, June 6, 2014. Once the new bridge is open, the contractor may continue landscaping and vegetation work for an additional 180 days.

Baker Road will be closed on Monday, Dec. 9, and will remain closed during construction of the new bridge. During the closure, motorists will use the following signed detour route

  • Baker Road to Business 85/U.S. 29/70 to Brentwood Avenue to Townsend Avenue back to Baker Road.

NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges. Investments in our transportation infrastructure provide better access and support economic growth across the state. The existing bridge was built in the 1958 and is considered functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.  The new bridge will not be subject to load restrictions of the existing bridge and will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles.

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