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New look coming for Rowan Street bridge in Fayetteville

Posted February 17

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— Engineers have been working on a new project for the Rowan Street bridge in Fayetteville for about 3 months, but the project is something the state has wanted for 20 years.

Crews are now working to move a sewer line for the new traffic pattern once the bridge is replaced. But first a section of Cross Creek near Bragg Boulevard will have to be run through a culvert.

"Since we are pushing the alignment over to make a better alignment with Bragg Boulevard itself, then it actually will create two bridges. Then we will have a gap in between, which we will fill in," said engineer Jason Salisbury. "It's cheaper to put the dirt than it is to actually build one long bridge."

The old four-lane bridge will be replaced with six lanes, three in each direction.

"When it is all said and done instead of trying to find a ramp and then go across another intersection trying to find Fayetteville State...It'll come up, take a right and you're on the road," Salisbury said.

The project is expected to be completed in May 2020.

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