News Flash


Posted on: December 22, 2018

Portion of Apex Barbecue Road Closed for Bridge Replacement

Apex Barbecue Bridge, which crosses over Beaver Creek, will be replaced to improve overall safety conditions. This project will include greenway, bike lanes, and sidewalk facilities. 

  • Lead Agency: NCDOT
  • Project Contact: David Conner, NCDOT, (919) 733-9499
  • Anticipated Start of Construction: January 21, 2019 (timeline updated as of 12/21/2018)
  • Road Closures: The road will be closed to all traffic just north of Franconia Way / Evans Road, and just south of Kinship Lane. (Apex Nature Park will still be accessible from Kelly Road.)

Apex BBQ Bridge


NCDOT News Release

Date:    Jan. 14, 2019

Bridge Replacement Coming for Apex Roadway

APEX – Thanks to a $2.3 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation, the Apex Barbeque Road bridge extending over Beaver Creek in west Apex is set to be replaced beginning this January.

Built in 1960, the bridge needs some major upgrades to accommodate the forecasted daily use increase. Currently, average daily traffic over the bridge is about 3,970 vehicles per day. Engineers project that volume to increase nearly 161% within the next 20 years. 

Contractors plan to begin construction Jan. 21 and are required to be finished within 225 days. While the replacement is taking place, the roadway will be closed to thru traffic from just southeast of Kinship Lane to just northwest of Franconia Way/Evans Road.

While the closure is in effect, motorists may utilize Olive Chapel Road and Kelly Road to detour around the worksite. Drivers should anticipate potential delays in traveling through the area because of the delay.

Engineers expect the roadway to be reopened to traffic on or before Sept. 2, 2019.


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