Lake Dam Road Bridge Replacement

Last updated Feb. 15, 2018 - 11:13 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Bridge Replacement
  • Approximately $2 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc.
  • Transportation Planning

Current Activity

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.


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


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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