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Michael Baker Place bridge replacement

Part of the Capital Investment Plan

​Bridge Repair and Replacement Program​​

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Michael Baker Bridge, August 2017This project will replace a 60+-year-old bridge on Michael Baker Place that spans Briar Creek. The bridge, which has reached the end of its functional life, will be replaced with a structure that will handle cars as well as pedestrians. The design includes sidewalks and an upgraded classic concrete bridge rail. Accommodations are being made to ensure there is no hindrance to the future Briar Creek Greenway. 

The Michael Baker Bridge will be closed between Fairfax Drive and Runnymede Lane during construction, which is expected​​ to start in early 2018 and last approximately six months. Traffic will be maintained using an undesignated detour route along Selwyn Avenue and Runnymede Lane.

  • ​​​​To enhance the safety of motorist and pedestrians

​A public meeting was held in October 2013 to get the community's feedback and identify residents' concerns.

​$2.59 million
This project is funded in part by the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Municipal Bridge Program​.


​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.


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