Bridge Replacement Project Begins Next Week on N.C. 33 in Pitt County Wednesday, January 15, 2014

RALEIGH — On Monday, Jan. 20, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of N.C. 33 in order for crews with Keystone Contracting Company, Inc. to replace the bridge over Cheeks Mill Creek near Bethel. The bridge is scheduled to reopen April 19, weather permitting.
The bridge, which was constructed in 1975, is classified as functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.

Motorists should use Thigpen Road, W.C. Cobb Road and Penny Hill Road during the closure.

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 In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.

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