DOT To Replace Kenly Area Bridge Beginning Nov. 27

A 66-year-old bridge on Glendale Road near Kenly will close on Monday, Nov. 27, so contract crews can replace it.

The NC Department of Transportation in August awarded a nearly $1.4 million contract to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh to replace the bridge over Little Buffalo Creek, as well as the one on Woodruff Road over Buffalo Creek.

The Glendale Road bridge is just south of Highway 222. It is scheduled to reopen May 31st, 2018. Drivers will detour using Bay Valley Road, Old Stancil Road and Highway 222.

The project on the Woodruff Road bridge will begin next year.

Although safe, both bridges are classified as being structurally deficient meaning they are expensive to maintain, no longer meet today’s traffic demands, and have vehicle weight limits.