Work to preserve bridge over Jordan Lake starts on January 6

Pittsboro, NC – State transportation officials have awarded a contract for a project to preserve two bridges over Jordan Lake.

The bridges, on eastbound and westbound U.S. 64, were built in 1971. The work is expected to extend the use of the bridges by another 25 years.

The work calls for repairing the bridge decks and structural elements including joints, bearings, columns and girders.

The lowest of seven bids was filed by American Contracting and Services Inc. at $1.6 million. Work is scheduled to start on January 6, 2020. Work is scheduled to be completed at or before September 1, 2020

The contractor may close one of the two lanes on each bridge for safety purposes. Traffic will be shifted to one lane each direction.  The through lane width will be narrowed to a 10′ travel lane.  The length of the closed and narrowed lanes will be 330′ on each side plus the bridge length, so approximately 1,100 Lf..

Expected impact to traffic is low.

Lane closures are not allowed on holidays or during holiday weekends.