Bridge taking N.C. 73 over N.C. 49 to be removed

  • Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:56 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:57 a.m.
N.C. DOT map shows traffic shifts due to bridge removal in the Mt. Pleasant area.
N.C. DOT map shows traffic shifts due to bridge removal in the Mt. Pleasant area.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing to remove the bridge taking N.C. 73 over N.C. 49 in Mount Pleasant, as part of a $19.4 million project to improve 2.1 miles of N.C. 49 from east of Walker Road to east of N.C. 73.

Contractor W.C. English Inc. will work from 10 p.m. Friday, June 28, until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29, weather permitting. Work will continue each night through 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 3.


Crews will remove the bridge deck first, followed by the bridge’s concrete beams. During these operations, flaggers and law enforcement will be directing traffic to safely access N.C. 49 and N.C. 73.

The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2014.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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