Broad Street bridge to open soon

Broad Street bridge to open soon
March 21
07:00 2019

Local drivers will soon see a benefit to the acceleration package agreed upon last fall between NCDOT and the Business 40 contractors. The Broad Street bridge will tentatively open on Saturday, March 30.  Construction on the bridge was originally scheduled to begin next fall. 

NCDOT Resident Engineer Mezak Tucker said that the acceleration package “enabled Flatiron, the project contractor, to work extended hours and hire additional subcontractors to complete the work faster, deliver the bridge sooner, and reduce the overall impact to the citizens and businesses.”

He said that the original schedule was for 300 days, but was cut to 240 with the acceleration package. Incentives have allowed the contractor to complete the work in 192 days, 48 days ahead of even that accelerated schedule. 

The timetable was also adjusted to separate the closure of Broad Street and Brookstown Avenue. Once the Broad Street bridge is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, Broad Street will still have another layer of asphalt that will need to go on the driving surface but will be fully functional. In addition, the Green Street bridge will be demolished.

For more information about the Business 40 project, visit Winston-Salem Business 40 Improvements, on Facebook, or

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