Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace the bridge over Stewarts Creek on NC 200 (Morgan Mill Road) in Union County.  the existing bridge is considered structurally deficient which means the existing bridge is considered structurally deficient. A bridge is structurally deficient if it is in relatively poor condition or has insufficient load-carrying capacity

Proposed Improvements:

  • Construction of new bridge east of the existing bridge
    • ​New bridge will accommodate two 11-foot lanes and 5-foot on either side for potential future sidewalk
  • Realignment of N.C. 200 to connect to new bridge
  • Realignment of Deese Road to connect to N.C. 200 realignment
    • Realignment will provide improved sight distance for motorists turning onto N.C. 200

The existing bridge will remain open during construction.

Project Map

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Bridge Typical Section

Project Funding



 Funded costs Costs*

  Project Development & Design$    110,000
 Right of Way Acquisition$    120,000


$ 2,500,000

  Total Cost

 $ 2,630,000

        *As shown in currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program.  Subject to change. 

Project Timeline




Environmental DocumentSpring 2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

October 2023

Construction Begins

January 2025

* Future dates subject to change. 


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

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

Comments for consideration during the current phase of project development were submitted by March 2, 2023.


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Garland Haywood, PE

Division Bridge Program Manager

NCDOT Highway Division 10

716 W. Main Street

Albemarle, NC  28001


Rekha Patel, PE

Consultant Project Manager


2610 Wycliff Rd, Suite 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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