Advance work gets underway for new Bonner Bridge construction
along Highway 12 will see construction activity starting Tuesday,
Feb. 23, weather permitting, as PCL Constructors begins preliminary
work ahead of the Bonner
Bridge replacement project.
contractor will be preparing the area at the south end of the bridge
in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge by placing erosion control
measures and clearing vegetation on both sides of the highway, as
well as adding several feet of pavement to either side of the road to
accommodate traffic being shifted to the east to access the existing
bridge during construction.
motorists will see equipment working in the area of the refuge's
parking lot northbound on Highway 12. As part of an agreement with
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the southern half of the parking
lot is being converted to a staging area for construction equipment
throughout the life of the project.
grassy area adjacent to the parking lot also will be used for
staging. The northern half of the parking lot, which is closest to
the catwalks and bridge, will remain open to the public. A new
driveway entrance will be built to provide public access to the lot.
The existing driveway entrance will be used by construction equipment
visitors should watch closely and use caution entering and leaving
the public parking area, as there will be active equipment using the
awarded a design-build contract to replace the bridge to the team of
PCL Constructors Inc. and HDR Engineering Inc. of the Carolinas.
Construction is scheduled to begin in March.
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