Work To Begin This Spring To Replace 11 Pitt, Beaufort County Bridges

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a $7.9-million contract to replace 11 bridges in Beaufort and Pitt counties to Intercoastal Contracting of Castle Hayne. The work can begin April 2nd and is expected to be completed by November 2015.

The 3 bridges in Beaufort County being replaced are located on:
-N.C. 45/99 over Pungo River Canal
-Carrow Road over Chicod Creek
-Terra Ceia Road over Broad Creek Canal.

The 8 bridges in Pitt County being replaced are located on:
-N.C. 903 over Tranters Creek
-Askew Road over Little Contentnea creek
-Askew Road over Pine Log Creek
-Stantonsburg Road over Black Swamp
-Stantonsburg Road over Little Contentnea Creek
-Grimesland Bridge Road over Hunting Run
-Short Bridge Road over Tyson Creek
-Hines Drive over Swift Creek.

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  • by Will Location: Greenville on Mar 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    I think it is great that they are replacing needed bridges, but why do they have to do it in the summer when so many people are heading to the beaches, river places, etc. This will be at least the third replacement in eastern Beaufort County in as many summers.
  • by Beachbum3 on Mar 10, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    i surely hope that when these proposed new bridges are completed that they will ride a whole lot better than the current bridges leading to roanoke island hedding down us 158 oron the south ends with the brideges on us 64 for the ride on all of the outer banks bridges ride like the devil from one end of them to the other end of them the ridiability of these bridges will nearly throw you out of your vehicle on top of that when the new virginia dare bridge on us 64 was firt completed they had to let an additional contract that ended up costing the states taxpayer out the ying yang for they had to grind this brand new newly constructed bridge to try an fix the rideability of this bridges because it road so badly in the first place. this is just a small example of the bad construction that is being allowed to be done these days on NCDOT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THEY NEED TO FIRE MR CONTI IF THIS IS THE BEST WORK THAT HE CAN SEE TO IT BEING DONE THAT ENVOLVES STATE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS FOR SURE THANK YOU
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 09:41 AM
    Taxman: all i could hear for the last 8.5 years that i was employeed within the ncdot was that all of the ncdot mangers were telling employee that they didnt have a pot of gold an that the state of north carolina wwqs broke when ever there was any mention of rasies fro state employees that was all thatyou could hear from them when in fact i will be willing to bet you that the manger within the ncdot never ever missed one year without receriving some form of a raise or other pay increases whilt the one that were charged with acutly doing an seeing to it that the jobs were actualy getting doen were not allowed to receive any form of pay increases for years on top of years. thank you
  • by Cody Cannon Location: Simpson on Mar 10, 2012 at 09:07 AM
    Does anyone know how to contact them about job opening? i am experienced in heavy equipment.
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      by buckofama on Mar 10, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to Cody Cannon
      Dude,I've run heavy equipment from 18 yeras of age to 46 mastering dozers,road graders,excavators,everything they make I have mastered and thats all I have ever done making really good money at it from 1996 to 2008.Since obama has been in office I am doing something I never thought I would have to resort to do.Cleaning cottages.Find you another trade dude if your young enough.Those jobs are gone forever.2 million that will never come back under obama.
  • by Connie Location: Greenville on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    Wished they would replace them after the gas comes down some. First of all, people will have to drive around them, who knows how many miles and second it takes this contractors forever to get them done :-(
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      by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:34 AM in reply to Connie
      They want you driving more, so you have to buy more gas and pay more taxes. This is all part of the plan to reduce the dependency on gas and oil, don't you know.
  • by Chuck Location: Blounts Creek on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:13 AM
    probably from the taxpayers one way or another!
  • by Disgruntled Worker on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:06 AM
    Probably left overs from the stimulus that should have been spent 3 years ago.Just trying to make themselves look good because elections are coming around.Those sneaking demos think they know what their doing but it's a little to late for them now. People have wised up the last three years.They're gone.All of them.
  • by Confused on Mar 10, 2012 at 03:40 AM
    I thought the Hines Drive bridge was replaced about 5 years ago?
  • by taxman Location: wilson on Mar 9, 2012 at 07:53 PM
    Where's all the money coming from ?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:34 AM in reply to taxman
      Look in the mirror.
      • reply
        by JG on Mar 10, 2012 at 07:52 AM in reply to
        Yep, same place all the rest of the "government's" money comes from!

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