Ligon Mill Road Bridge Replacement Public Meeting March 14

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:24am

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will host a public meeting concerning a proposal to replace the bridge on Ligon Mill Road that spans Smith Creek on Tuesday, March 14. Scheduled from 5-7 p.m., the session will take place at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road.

The meeting will have an informal, open house-style format, so residents are invited to drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. No formal presentation will be offered, but NCDOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the bridge replacement project.

The opportunity to submit written comments will also be provided at the meeting or via phone, email or mail by March 29, 2017. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops.

The existing Ligon Mill Road Bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete, which means it is safe, but deteriorating and needs to be replaced.

NCDOT plans to construct a new bridge that meets current design standards on a new location east of the existing bridge. Intended to provide safer and more efficient traffic operations, the proposed bridge will also accommodate a future greenway along Smith Creek.

Area residents are advised that DOT plans to maintain traffic on the existing bridge throughout construction, so no long-term road closures will be required.

The project is scheduled to begin in 2019.

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Manager Daryl Vreeland at 919-435-9512 or