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NCDOT to replace 2 Nash County bridges

Posted on October 8, 2021

Updated on October 11, 2021

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The N.C. Department of Transportation planned to close Swift School Road at Exit 150 on Monday to begin replacing its bridge over Interstate 95 as part of a larger contract of I-95 improvements.

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The N.C. Department of Transportation planned to close Swift School Road at Exit 150 on Monday to begin replacing its bridge over Interstate 95 as part of a larger contract of I-95 improvements.

WHITAKERS — A contractor is set to replace two bridges over Interstate 95 in Nash County and reconfigure Exit 145 to better handle commercial truck traffic.

The N.C. Department of Transportation this month awarded a $23 million contract to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Rocky Mount to replace the Swift Creek School Road bridge at Exit 150 and the Watson Seed Farm Road overpass.

The bridges are reaching the end of their useful life and will be replaced with longer bridges that can accommodate the future widening of the interstate, said Andrew Barksdale, state transportation public relations officer for Divisions 4 and 6.

During construction, which was set to start Monday, these bridges will be closed with marked detours. Under the same contract, the contractor also will modify the Gold Rock interchange, Exit 145 of I-95 at N.C. 4, by permanently removing the Halifax Road overpass and realigning that road to form a diamond-type interchange at Exit 145 with roundabouts at the entrance and exit ramps.

The project will also improve the intersection of N.C. 4 and N.C. 48 by adding a left turn lane on N.C. 48. The contractor is scheduled to begin improving the Gold Rock interchange in next August; the N.C. 33 bridge will be closed for reconstruction for about nine months beginning this fall.

When the new N.C. 33 bridge opens, the contractor will then close the Watson Seed Farm Road overpass for a similar duration.

All projects associated with this contract are scheduled to be complete by December 2023.

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