Want to ask a question? Click here

What is going on with construction of the Third Street bridge?

Julian March
StarNews

Q. What is going on with construction of the Third Street bridge? It seems to have stalled.

A. The project is on schedule, confirmed Brian Rick, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Transportation.

South Carolina-based Carolina Bridge Co. has a $4.64 million contract to replace the North Third Street bridge. The new span will include four travel lanes and a fifth center turn lane. It also will have space to accommodate bicyclists and extra-wide sidewalks.

To accommodate the Azalea Festival, the contractor must have a new bridge complete by April 1, 2016. The contractor then has until September 2016 to finish the landscaping and any other final touches.

Work started in April 2015, when North Third Street was closed for a year. Originally built in 1920, the Third Street bridge was last reconstructed in 1955.

User-contributed question by:
Julia Pridgen
Julia Pridgen

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!


Bookmark and Share

X
Ask a question
X

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.





Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Yes
Your question:

Post a comment
X

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.





Your comment: