Lake Dam Road Bridge Replacement

Last updated Nov. 16, 2018 - 12:07 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bridge Replacement
  • About $2 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc. (Design)
  • S.T. Wooten Corporation (Construction)
  • SEPI Engineering and Construction, Inc.
  • Transportation Planning

Current Activity

Posted Friday, Nov. 16

Utilities for phone, cable, and electric services are being relocated to prepare for construction. The project consultant, Dewberry, has completed the design and permitting requirements for the project.

The construction bid was approved by Raleigh City Council on May 15 and awarded to S.T. Wooten Corporation. SEPI Engineering and Construction, Inc. also will be handling inspections and materials testing for this project.

Construction documents were approved on Sept. 19 by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The construction contract with S.T. Wooten has been finalized.

A pre-construction meeting was held on Nov. 15. We are currently working with the construction contractor to finalize a start date. Based on the current schedule, the project is expected to be finished in Sept. 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we complete the pre-construction process in partnership with NCDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

This is a complex and lengthy process. We are working diligently to move this project forward.

Questions? Contact Veronica High, PE, at 919-996-4018 or


The 52-year-old bridge on Lake Dam Road is located over Walnut Creek just below the Lake Johnson dam. The purpose of this project is to replace the failing bridge structure so that it is safe to travel over.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Fall 2017Easement acquisition and permitting process complete
Spring 2018Project design and construction bid complete
Fall 2018Project construction begins
Fall 2019Project construction complete


This bridge was built in 1966. Over the years, the condition of the bridge declined making it unsafe to travel. The new bridge will address issues with the bridge structure while meeting current design standards. Lake Dam Road will reopen once the bridge is repaired.

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