Lake Dam Road Bridge Replacement
- Bridge Replacement
- Approximately $2 million
- Stormwater Management (Lead)
- Dewberry Engineers, Inc.
- Transportation Planning
Posted Thursday, Feb. 15
Tree clearing was done in August 2017 to prepare for the utility relocation portion of this project. Design consultant, Dewberry Engineers, Inc., is finalizing the design plans and necessary permits have been received. 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.
|Fall 2017||Easement acquisition and permitting process complete|
|Winter 2018||Project design and construction bid complete|
|Summer 2018||Project construction begins|
|Spring 2019||Project 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.