Lake Dam Road Bridge Replacement

Last updated Apr. 19, 2018 - 12:31 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bridge Replacement
  • Approximately $2 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc.
  • Transportation Planning

Current Activity

Posted Thursday, April 19

Tree clearing to prepare for utility easements for the project were completed in August 2017. Utility relocation for phone, cable, and electric is underway. The design consultant, Dewberry, has completed the design and permitting requirements for the project. The project also has been bid for construction and is expected to be presented to Raleigh City Council for approval on May 15. Following City Council approval, the construction bid will be sent to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for review. Project construction is expected to start in the summer.


The 51-year-old bridge on Lake Dam Road is located over Walnut Creek just below the Lake Johnson dam. During a routine inspection, two beams in one portion of the bridge showed signs of failure and the bridge was closed. The City of Raleigh's Office of Transportation Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation are funding this project.


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


The bridge that goes over Walnut Creek on Lake Dam Road was built in 1966. The bridge has been closed for two years because its beams and supports are deteriorating making it unsafe to travel. The new bridge will address the structural issues with the bridge and make sure it meets current design standards. Lake Dam Road will reopen once the bridge is repaired.

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