- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A portion of one lane of the Bonner Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow work crews to repair concrete on the underside of the bridge deck.

The partial closure is scheduled to begin Wednesday, weather permitting.

According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, Precon Marine Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia, is making the repairs. The project is expected to be complete by mid-June.

Crews will remove loose or deteriorated concrete and replace it with shotcrete, a form of concrete that is projected or “shot” onto a surface. The repairs will be made at approximately 249 locations identified as priority areas during the most recent regular two-year inspection conducted in May 2014.

Temperatures must be at least 40 degrees for three days once the concrete is in place.

The bridge will remain open to traffic during the repair project. Lane closures will be in place Monday through Friday during daylight hours through mid-June. Portable traffic signals and/or flag crews will be used to control traffic.

NCDOT says the exact location of the lane closure will move as crews make repairs along the bridge. No lane closures will be in place during weekends, and should severe weather be forecast for the area, crews will stop work and reopen the entire bridge to traffic.

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