Capital Blvd. bridge improvements could cost $13 million

Posted October 14, 2015

The state and city are working on a plan to replace the Capital Boulevard bridge over Peace Street.

— A pair of bridge replacements on Capital Boulevard is expected to cost between $12-$13 million dollars and will close down one of the thoroughfare’s northbound lanes for two years, Eric Lamb, the city’s Transportation Planning Manager, told Raleigh City Council recently.

Bridges will be replaced at the Peace Street and Wade Avenue intersections. Enhanced design was considered at the Peace Street intersection.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound lane on Capital Boulevard from Peace Street to Wade Avenue for two years. Median work will be included, as will demolition. Complete closures will be limited to nights and weekends. A detour will be provided.

“We often consider these projects like breaking eggs to make omelets,” Lamb said. “This is a very big omelet.”


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