NCDOT updates plans for bridge work in Beaufort, Pitt Counties

Published 3:46 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022

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GRIMESLAND – The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to clarify the recent announcement that four bridges in Beaufort County and one in Pitt County will undergo maintenance and preservation work.
The following two Beaufort County bridges will not close this summer during the peak beach season when travel over them is higher.

• N.C. 99 over Pantego Creek
• N.C. 92 over Bath Creek

Rather, the contractor will close them sometime after Labor Day, and ensure they are reopened before Memorial Day next year. The closures will last two to three months, depending on weather. The NCDOT will announce those details when they are finalized by the contractor.
The closures are needed to do rehabilitation work that will extend the useful life of the two bridges.
In addition, the same contractor, American Contracting & Services Inc., will do preservation work on these bridges:

• North Grimesland Bridge Road over the Tar River in Pitt County
• N.C. 306 over Whitehurst Creek in Beaufort County
• N.C. 306 over Baily Creek in Beaufort County

These three bridges will remain open to drivers throughout the work, which will begin this summer, and flaggers will direct traffic as needed. To minimize traffic impacts, the contractor will not be allowed to close lanes on the Grimesland Bridge Road weekdays from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Some of the preservation work to the five bridges will  include joint repairs, girder repairs, deck rehab, deck overlays, and concrete pile repairs. All of the work is scheduled to be completed by next summer.

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