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Hwy. 108 bridgework resumes

Published 11:12am Thursday, November 15, 2012

Work scheduled to be complete April 30, 2013

Work on the rehabilitation of the bridge over I-26 in Columbus has resumed this week with a scheduled completion date of April 30, 2013.

The work is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT)’s $2.4 million contract to rehab several bridges in Polk and Henderson Counties, according to NCDOT Assistant District Engineer David Leeds.

The project started on June 5, 2012 with the work involving lane closures being done strictly at night to avoid traffic issues.

Leeds said the milling and paving of the bridge approaches was scheduled to have been completed the night of Tuesday, Nov. 13.

“All the work involving lane closures on the N.C. 108 bridge will be done at night,” Leeds said. “There still will be several nights of lane closures for joint repair, grooving the bridge deck and pavement markings.”

The project also includes structural repair under the bridge that Leeds said will be done without affecting traffic.


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