Project Highlights

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace the bridge on N.C. 127 over Duck Creek in Alexander County. The replacement structure will be a 2-span, cored slab bridge on existing location. The proposed bridge will be 65 feet long and 33.5 feet wide. The new approach roadway will have 11-foot travel lanes and 2-foot paved shoulders on each side. 

The proposed bridge will include:

  • Two 11-foot travel lanes
  • 5-foot 9-inch paved outside shoulders

During construction there will be an off-site detour route.  The detour route uses N.C. 127, U.S. 64, Caldwell Pond Road,and Antioch Church Road.


A rendering of what the bridge on N.C. 127 over Duck Creek will look like.

Proposed Typical Section

Typical section of bridge on N.C. 127 over Duck Creek

Project Funding


Estimated Amount*

Right of Way Acquisition

          $    150,000  

Construction Costs

        $ 1.50 Million

Total Cost

        $1.65 Million

* Estimated costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Environmental Document


Begin Right of Way Acquisition


Begin Construction


* Schedule is preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

To submit comments for consideration during the current phase of project development,

please submit before September 13, 2023.

The public is encouraged to leave comments using this webpage, email, or phone number:



Phone Number: 984-205-6615     enter project code 8539

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Project Contact

David Stutts, PE

Structures Management Unit

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581

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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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