The new bridge on Lake Dam Road that crosses over Walnut Creek

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Lake Dam Road Bridge Replacement

We replaced the 53-year-old bridge on Lake Dam Road that goes over Walnut Creek just below the Lake Johnson dam. 

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Budget:
About $2 million
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
Dewberry Engineers, Inc. (Design), S.T. Wooten Corporation (Construction), SEPI Engineering and Construction, Inc.

Contact

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Eric Lamb, PE
Transportation Manager
919-996-2161

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
TransportationWaterEngineering Services
Service Unit:
Stormwater

Planning

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Eric Lamb, PE
Transportation Manager
919-996-2161

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Eric Lamb, PE
Transportation Manager
919-996-2161

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Right of Way Acquisition

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Eric Lamb, PE
Transportation Manager
919-996-2161

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Eric Lamb, PE
Transportation Manager
919-996-2161

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Construction is complete. And, the road reopened in August.

The contractor has: 

  • Relocated water and gas mains across Walnut Creek (east of the new bridge);
  • Relocated the sewer main on the north side of the bridge;
  • Installed sediment and erosion control measures to protect the stream during construction; 
  • Finished construction on the end and center support columns and concrete beams for the new bridge;
  • Finished the approach slabs for the new bridge, which provide a transition between the bridge and the roadway pavement;
  • Built bridge barriers (or parapets);
  • Added a sidewalk on the east side of the bridge; and,
  • Repaved the road.

 

The Public Utilities Department also completed emergency sewer repairs at the intersection of Lake Dam Road and Tryon Road. 

 

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Eric Lamb, PE
Transportation Manager
919-996-2161

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

History

This bridge was built in 1966. Over the years, the condition of the bridge declined making it unsafe to travel. The new bridge now meets current standards.

This is a joint project with NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration. 

Lake Dam Road Bridge Complete
Lake Dam Road - Construction of New Bridge
Lake Dam Road - Construction
Lake Dam Road

Schedule

Date Activity
Fall 2017 Easement acquisition and permitting process complete
Spring 2018 Project design and construction bid complete
Fall 2018 Project construction begins (Active construction work to start in January)
Summer 2019 Project construction complete

Related Projects

  All projects