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DOT to replace eight Wayne and Wilson bridges

By From staff reports
Published in News on March 24, 2013 1:50 AM

Two bridges will be replaced in Wayne County and six in Wilson County as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation's $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13.

The Wayne County bridges to be replaced are on Parkstown Road over Bear Creek east of Goldsboro and Durham Lake Road over Yellow March Branch at Durham Lake at Dudley.

A $6.3 million express design-build contract for the Wayne and Wilson bridges was awarded to Sanford Contractors Inc. of Sanford. Work can begin as early as April 1, with completion scheduled for no later than Oct. 1, 2016.

Express design-build is different from traditional design-build, because it does not require a technical proposal. This is more efficient than traditional design-build for less complex projects that do not require additional right-of way, DOT officials said.

Each bridge will be designed, constructed and completed in eight months.

The following bridges will be replaced in Wilson County:

*N.C. 581 over Contentnea Creek west of Wilson

*U.S. 264 Alternate over Toisnot Swamp east of Wilson

*Countryside Road over Millstone Creek northwest of Wilson

*Bottoms Dairy Road over Town Creek northeast of Elm City

*Rocky Quarry Road over Town Creek in Elm City

*Grimsley Store Road over a tributary of Toisnot Swamp east of Wilson.

All of the bridges will be closed while they are replaced. Signs for detour routes will be in place. Dates for the individual bridge closures are to be announced.

For real-time travel information, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/ twitter.

Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the DOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone.