Project Overview

STIP Project B-5685 involves replacing the bridge (No. 89) on Nutbush Road over the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Vance County.  The existing bridge is 196 feet in length, was built in 1952, and is reaching the end of its useful life.  

Several potential construction methods were evaluated and it was decided that the new bridge would be built in the same location as the existing bridge.  A detour route (shown below) is recommended during construction.

The new bridge will be approximately 211 feet long and will have two 9-foot lanes.  No new right of way will be needed to construct the new bridge.

Bridge Typical Section

Construction and Detour Route

During construction Nutbush Road will be closed on either side of the worksite.  The roadway will be available on either side of the construction site.  The recommended detour route includes the use of N.C. 39, Spring Valley Road, U.S. 158 and Satterwhite Point Road.

This detour is expected to be needed for six to nine months beginning in Early 2025.

Project Funding: 


Estimated Amount*  


$ 2,.35 Million  

  Total Costs

$2.35  Million  

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on currently adopted N.C. State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Project Timeline: 



  Approved Designs

August 2022

  Utility Relocation

August 2023

  Right of Way


  Begin Construction

July 2028

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

 NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development and construction.

All comments carry equal weight regardless of submission method.


Project Email:

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 4206 to leave a message.

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Project Contact

George Boules, P.E.

NCDOT Project Management Unit

Project Manager

1573 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1573

Project Contact

Rekha Patel, P.E.

Consultant Project Manager


2610 Wycliff Rd., Ste 410

Raleigh, NC  27607



Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos


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