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Falls of Neuse bridge to open

Posted October 5, 2011

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— City officials will formally open the first of two bridges on Falls of Neuse Road over the Neuse River on Oct. 15.

The bridges are part of the two-phase realignment and widening of Falls of Neuse Road near the Wakefield Plantation subdivision. Construction began in June 2010 and was originally scheduled to be complete in December.

The state Department of Transportation plans to close the existing bridge over the river and replace it with another new bridge. The date for that hasn't been set.

The second phase of the project, which involves widening Falls of Neuse Road from south of Raven Ridge Road to Fonville Road, is scheduled to be complete in May 2013.

DeVere Construction Company Inc. is handling the entire $25 million project, which is paid for with money from a 2005 city bond issue and federal funds.

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  • pjones3 Oct 10, 2011

    way to go NCDOT and Corps of Engineers- finish the part that takes the longest (the bridge) 2 years before the supporting infrastructure is in place (4 lanes from raven ridge to fonville rd). this will solve nothing. bass ackwards like ususal!!

  • mgallen2 Oct 6, 2011

    @vance203

    You are the perfect example of the lack of common sense in today's society. Did this story truly confuse you or are you just trying to be difficult?

  • apnc2 Oct 5, 2011

    looking forward to the opening. I hate having to go the "long" way around through Wakefield or down Capital to Durant.

  • turkeydance Oct 5, 2011

    pouncin'

  • 37 Oct 5, 2011

    This is going to make the busiest intersection in Wake Forest a disaster.

  • CherryPicker Oct 5, 2011

    The only way to make them brighter is to throw a lamp.

  • freedomfromAmeriKa Oct 5, 2011

    $25 million?

  • Road-wearier Oct 5, 2011

    Do people just sit around all day looking at WRAL waiting to pounce on errors?

  • mjohann Oct 5, 2011

    now that is a nit pick. What is opening soon is technically two bridges carrying two lanes of traffic each. But for practical purposes I'd call it one. Are you going to call it the right bridge for north bound, and the right bridge for southbound?

    Then the article talks about closing the old bridge, and replacing it with a new one..

    What is missing?

  • vance203 Oct 5, 2011

    As usual, WRAL is missing some information. They are building TWO new bridges on the new part of Falls of Neuse that will connect to Wakefield. There is not currently a new bridge on the old part of Falls of Neuse. So are they only opening ONE of the TWO new bridges, or are the TWO new bridges (which are side-by-side) being considered ONE new bridge only for this article?

    Thanks for making it as clear as mud, WRAL!!