Lake Dam Road Bridge Replacement

Last updated Dec. 08, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bridge Replacement
  • Approximately $1.8 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc.
  • Transportation Planning

Current Activity

Posted Friday, Dec. 8

Tree clearing finished on Aug. 10 to prepare for the utility relocation portion of this project. Finalized design plans are being completed by design consultant, Dewberry Engineers, Inc. and necessary permits have been received. Project construction is expected to start in Winter 2018.


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. This project is funded by the City of Raleigh's Office of Transportation Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Summer 2017Project design and easement acquisitions complete
Fall 2017Utility relocation and project bid complete
Winter 2018Project construction begins
Summer 2018Project construction complete


Although the existing bridge over Walnut Creek, which was built in 1966, has been closed for nearly two years, it is not in danger of collapsing. However, failure of the beams could produce a large hole in the middle of the pavement if not replaced. This project addresses failure of the bridge structure with a new design. The bridge will re-open after construction is complete.

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