A state contractor will replace a 54-year-old Union Chapel Road bridge northwest of Lumberton.
APAC-Atlantic Inc., of Greensboro, received the $514,743 contract from the N.C. Department of Transportation this month. The contractor will demolish the bridge over Burnt Swamp and replace it with a two-lane structure.
The bridge is deemed functionally obsolete, which means, while it has remained safe, it no longer meets modern standards. It has weight limits restricting the size of vehicles crossing it and narrow lanes, which will be widened.
The contractor may begin between March 17 and April 28. Once started, the contractor will have six months to complete the project.
Detour information will be posted at DriveNC.gov under Robeson County when the project begins.