Contract awarded to replace Franklin bridge

From staff reportsDecember 4, 2012 

— A $782,512 contract has been awarded to replace a Franklin County bridge southeast of Louisburg.

Construction is expected to begin on the 63-year-old bridge located on Seven Paths Road in March and is expected to be open by Sept. 1.

The project is one of 22 – totaling $67.1 million – awarded for highway and bridge projects across the state.

The bridge, which crosses Cypress Creek, is listed as structurally deficient, meaning that the bridge is safe for traffic but requires continual service.

Motorists will be detoured along Sykes Road, Ruffin Collie Road, Alford-Sykes Road, N.C. 581 and Duke Memorial Road during the construction.

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