Plott Creek bridge to be replaced

Apr 02, 2014

The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacing a bridge over Plott Creek in Haywood County on Monday, April 7, and a detour will be in place throughout the duration of the construction.

The $251,425 project includes grading, paving, drainage, installing signage and replacing the existing structure with a new bridge. Green Valley Road will be closed for about four months while crews complete the bridge replacement.

The existing bridge on Green Valley Road was built in 1960 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. Although the bridge is safe, it was built to design standards no longer in use and requires costly maintenance to remain functional.

A detour will be in place during construction for motorists traveling through the area. The detour will run from Green Valley Road to Plott Creek Road, and then to U.S. 74. From there, motorists will follow Hyatt Creek Road back to Green Valley Road.

R. E. Burns & Sons Co., Inc. is the project contractor.

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