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Nine bridges to be replaced in Alamance, Caswell, Orange counties

Posted June 13, 2013

— The North Carolina Department of Transportation on Thursday awarded a $5.8 million contract for the replacement of nine bridges in Alamance, Caswell and Orange counties.

Part of the department's $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13, the work will replace bridges classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

Work will begin as early as July 1 and is scheduled for completion by Oct. 1, 2016, DOT officials said. Thompson-Arthur Division of APAC-Atlantic, Inc. of Greensboro will complete the work on the express design-build contract. 

Dates for individual bridge closures will be released at a later date. 

The following bridges will be replaced: 

Alamance County

  • Preacher Holmes Road over an unnamed creek
  • Bass Mountain Road over Varnals Creek
  • Bethel-South Fork Road over Pine Hill Branch
  • Russell McPherson Road over Rock Creek
  • Altamahaw Race Track Road over an unnamed creek

Caswell County

  • Underwood Road over Gray’s Branch
  • Oak View Loop Road over Burkes Creek

Orange County

  • Mount Willing Road over Seven Mile Creek
  • Pearson Road over the South Fork Little River
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  • whatelseisnew Jun 13, 2:56 p.m.

    They should not do this. As people frequently point out, these would just be temporary jobs so it makes no sense to bother hiring people for temp work.

  • tightwad Jun 13, 12:26 p.m.

    Different list because it's a totally different contract award. Bridges on both lists are being replaced.

  • mybusinesstoday Jun 13, 11:38 a.m.

    The Times-News has a different list...

    http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/alamance-orange-will-get-new-bridges-1.130572

    Bridges scheduled to be replaced in Alamance County are:

    ■ Swepsonville Road over Meadow Creek;

    ■ Holman Mill Road over Reedy Branch;

    ■ Beale Road over Rock Creek; ■ Staley Store Road over Greenbrier Creek and North Rocky River Prong; ■ Coble Mill Road over Cane Creek; ■ Mount Zion Road over Little Creek; ■ Lakeside Avenue over Servis Creek; ■ Quakenbush Road over Reedy Branch;

    ■ Rumley Road over Brickhouse Creek; and ■ Barber Road over a branch of Travis Creek. Bridges scheduled to be replaced in Orange County are: ■ New Hope Church Road over Stoney Creek; ■ Mebane Oaks Road over Haw Creek; and ■ Saint Mary’s Road over an unnamed creek. ■ Dates for the individual bridge closures will be released once they are determined.

    WHICH LIST IS CORRECT?