The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the bridge (Pender #203) on SR 1324 (Crooked Run Road) over Sill’s Creek in Pender County beginning Monday April 16, 2018 at 7:00am thru Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 5:00pm weather permitting for a bridge replacement.
The existing bridge was built in 1962 and considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while it is still safe, it was built to the standards of its day and needs to be replaced.
The new bridge will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the roadway. The bridge approaches will be reinforced to prevent washouts along with other maintenance issues.
The NCDOT reminds motorists to STAY ALERT, use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits, and allow extra travel time.
For additional information regarding the dates and times of this bridge closure, please visit http://www.ncdot.gov and click on “Travel & Maps” then, click on “Traveler Information Management System” and use the dropdown menus for county or route, or call “511” from any phone. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
To obtain more information about this work, you may contact Daniel Perry, NCDOT Bridge Programs at (252) 287-8043.