New Grimesland Bridge Road To Open Soon After Years Of Construction

Grimesland Bridge Road will be closed starting Monday for a week in preparation for the opening of the brand new bridge that connects Highway 33 and Highway 264.

The DOT estimated the bridge will cost about $16 million. Dwayne Alligood with the Department of Transportation says $15 million has been spend so far.

Before the bridge opens crews will pour asphalt next week connecting the bridge to the current road.

For one homeowner she hopes once it is all complete drivers will be cautious.

"Children.... considering we are really close to the road, I am sure they will get out in the front yard eventually and I sure don't want my children hit by vehicles passing and flying go much faster than they should," said Diana Bradshaw.

The DOT says the road is expected to be open by 5:00 p.m. on Monday March 14th depending on weather.


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  • by to greenville Location: washington on Mar 14, 2011 at 05:04 AM
    will the bridge by open today?
  • by i am a biker, too on Mar 4, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Since, I, too, am a biker and a vehicle that has every right to use the full lane of travel, I'll join you biker 1 in a ride over the new bridge and connecting roads. Let the oil addicts keep paying more for their lazy gas habits that make 'em fat we'll keep encouraging NCDOT to make complete roads and bridges so that people can move about without selling our country to the middle east!
  • by SJ on Mar 4, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    Hey biker: when you go ride please STAY on the bridge. The rest of the route is a congested narrow rural road and the last thing we need is someone on a bicycle causing accidents.
  • by Beachbum3 on Mar 4, 2011 at 06:07 AM
    anonymous: It used to take an act of congress to even think about the ncdot closing a roadway or for that mater to evn create a detour on a section of roadway that it would effect the travling publics use of a roadway buyt now a days they will close a roadway or set up a detour in a heart beat without an consideration at all for the inconvience to the traveling publics use of a roadway this is the results of having these so call high grade engineers that in most cases do not have the commons sense an or the know how in the first place about real highway construction or the caring for the enforcement of the ncdot state speceficaition for roadways an bridges thank you
  • by Engineer on Mar 4, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    To Anonymous: The existing road must be shut down to allow for the pavement tie-ins. You will be able to access Grimesland Bridge rd from 264 but only up to Sticks rd. The barricades will be placed at the intersection of Sticks Rd and Grimesland Bridge. WITN I see you did not post my earlier comment about the cost of this project being wrong. Also for the record it has not been years its been 1year and 9 months that it has taken to build this bridge.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    Why do they need to close it from 264 to 33 just for a bridge and paving?
  • by amazed on Mar 4, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    Now can you send that crew to hwy 17 south? These folks need help, and need it now! We still don't have a road and this crew built a bridge over swamp faster!
  • by JoJOq Location: grimesland on Mar 4, 2011 at 04:28 AM
    When this bridge opens use common sense. Slow down- people are oblivious to the speed limit on this road. There are children and animals and people checking their mail----obey the law people
  • by BIker Location: Greenville on Mar 3, 2011 at 08:23 PM
    I look forward to riding by bicycle on this new bridge and crossing the span in a smooth and safe manner. Thanks to NCDOT for adding the bike lanes!
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