A project to replace a structurally deficient bridge in Concord is set to begin next month. The city and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will start a project to replace Bridge No. 151 over Three Mile Branch on Burrage Road in early March.
The 49 year-old bridge received a 35.4 percent sufficiency rating in its most recent NC DOT inspection.
The new bridge will be approximately 170 feet long. It will include two 14-foot lanes to accommodate bicyclists instead of standard 12-foot lanes. Three-bar metal rails and a sidewalk will be provided on each side of the bridge. The new bridge will also accommodate future construction of the McEachern Greenway extension underneath.
Beginning Monday, March 10, Burrage Road will be closed in the vicinity of the project for up to twelve months. A temporary detour will re-route traffic along Lake Concord Road, Branchview Drive, and Bradley Street.
This detour is approximately two miles long and is expected to cause an approximate five minute delay to drivers. Cabarrus County EMS, Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety, and Cabarrus County Schools have all indicated the temporary detour is acceptable for their operations, and have already received notice about the upcoming detour. Upon completion of the bridge replacement project, access across Bridge No. 151 will be restored.