Bridge Replacement In Pitt County

A bridge replacement project funded by the American reinvestment and recovery act will soon be under construction in eastern carolina.

Transportation Secretary Gene Conti says 1.4 million dollars will be used to replace the existing bridge on Portertown Road in Pitt County over Hardee Creek.

Work can begin as early as May 31st with final completion no later than November 15th.

The bridge site will be closed to traffic during construction and a detour will be in place.


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  • by Anonymous on May 11, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    How will they get it done so fast, when other tiny bridges in ENC take a year or more to finish? Someone needs to find out how they plan to do this and make sure others are done as quickly. As long as they are safe when they get finished with this rushed job.
  • by Biker on May 11, 2010 at 01:20 AM
    I sure hope that they replace it with a bridge that finally follows their complete streets pledge and has real bike lanes and a pedestrian walkway since so many people bike along Portertown Rd. instead of just narrow car lanes.
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