A section of U.S. 264 in Beaufort County will be closed for the next six months as a bridge replacement project gets underway. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
The new span will replace the current bridge over Pantego Creek constructed in 1950 that is functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. The project started last week and workers are installing new water and sewer infrastructure at the site now. In the coming weeks, Resident Engineer for the State Department of Transportation Cadmus Capehart says demolition of the existing bridge will begin.
“With its age, it was becoming more of a maintenance concern and having to put more time and effort into it. So it was up to be brought up to new standards and to have a new one in place.”
A signed detour will take motorists around the construction on Swamp Road, Wilkinson Station Road and Swindell/Pungo Road. Traffic heading east will take Seed Tick Neck Road to N.C. 99 into Belhaven. The replacement span should be complete in mid December.