The NCDOT will host a public workshop on Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers to discuss the replacement of the N. 3rd Street Bridge. City Council Chambers is located at 102 N. 3rd Street.
The existing bridge was built in 1920 and reconstructed in 1955. The bridge is considered structurally deficient. This means it is safe, but needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
The bridge will include four lanes with a curb and gutter on the outside lanes to accommodate bicyclists, a center turn lane and sidewalks. During the bridge replacement, traffic will be rerouted using Davis Street to Fourth Street to Red Cross Street. Construction is expected to last up to 12 months and is scheduled to begin in May 2015.
Citizens are invited to speak individually with NCDOT officials and review the proposed design maps. The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will also be provided. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the workshop. There will not be a formal presentation.
For additional information, contact Natalie Lockhart of the NCDOT Project Development Unit at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone at (919) 707-6175, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.