Crews replacing existing timber structure with concrete bridge
RALEIGH — On Monday, March 24, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Bachelor Creek Road to replace the bridge over Bachelor Creek in Seagrove. The work is scheduled to be complete in 180 days, weather permitting.
NCDOT is making strategic investments to repair and replace substandard bridges to provide better access across the state to fuel economic growth.
Bachelor Road will be closed to through traffic and during construction motorists should follow the posted detour of Old State Highway 13, Woodfern Road and Osborn Mill Road to avoid the closure.
The bridge, constructed in 1954, is part of an $833,211 contract awarded to R.E. Burns & Sons of Statesville.
The existing bridge is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands. The new bridge will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles, as it will not be subject to the load restrictions of the current bridge.
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 www.ncdot.gov/travel. In addition, NCDOT offers travel information on Twitter.