GRIMESLAND – The Department of Transportation NC wants to clarify the recent announcement that four bridges in Beaufort County and one in Pete County will be undergoing maintenance and maintenance.
The next two Beaufort County bridges will not close this summer at the peak of the beach season if travel on them is higher.
• NC 99 over Pantega Creek
• NC 92 over Bath Creek
Rather, the contractor will close them sometime after Labor Day and ensure they will be reopened by Remembrance Day next year. The closure will last two to three months, depending on the weather. NCDOT will report these details when they are finalized by the contractor.
Closures are needed to carry out restoration work that will extend the life of the two bridges.
In addition, the same contractor, American Contracting & Services Inc., will perform maintenance work on these bridges:
• North Grimesland Bridge Road across the Tar River in Pete County
• NC 306 over Whitehurst Creek in Beaufort County
• NC 306 over Bailey Creek in Beaufort County
These three bridges will remain open to drivers throughout the work that will begin this summer, and flags will guide traffic as needed. To minimize impact on traffic, the contractor will not be allowed to close lanes on Grimesland Bridge Road on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Part of the work to preserve the five bridges will include joint repairs, beam repairs, deck renovations, deck overlays and concrete pile repairs. All work is scheduled to be completed by next summer.
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