Contract Awarded To Replace Newton Grove Bridge

NEWTON GROVE – A contract awarded to a Wilson contractor will replace a Sampson County bridge, which is expected to help local farmers and businesses.

The $632,000 contract to replace the bridge over Beaverdam Creek on Old Goldsboro Road near Newton Grove was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corporation. Replacing this bridge, that was built in 1966, will allow more direct access to market for farmers and agricultural businesses.

The replacement is funded by a federal BUILD grant, along with 18 other bridges across the state. The grant allowed the department to replace bridges with weight limitations that impacted agricultural operations but did not qualify for state funding. These bridges will also be equipped with conduit for future internet fiber installation.

Contract crews may begin work on the replacement bridge as early as March 2021 and it is expected to be complete by March 2022. During the construction, drivers may use Irwin Drive and Goldsboro Street as a detour.