Work on Edgecombe County bridge to happen this year

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A 63-year-old bridge with vehicle weight restrictions in Edgecombe County will be replaced with a modern structure.

The bridge on Sharp Point Rd. over Otter Creek, east of the town of Macclesfield, will close early next year for about nine months.

Sanford Contractors of Lemon Springs will replace the bridge, after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded at $967,500 contract this month. The contractor may proceed after Jan. 25 and must complete the project and reopen the road by October.

When the project begins, the detour will include Felton Farm Rd., Sawyer Rd. and U.S. 258. Drivers should plan ahead and use caution near the closure.

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