Open House Public Meeting


 July 18, 2023

The Arts Place

502 Main Street, Danbury

 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Project Highlights

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace the bridge on Sheppard Mill Road (S.R. 1674) over the Dan River in Stokes County.  The existing bridge was constructed in 1958 and has been identified for replacement by NCDOT’s Structures Management Unit. 

The project will remove the existing bridge and replace with a new bridge adjacent to the existing bridge. The proposed bridge will include:

  • Two 14-foot travel lanes
  • The two travel lanes will accommodate bicycle traffic
  • Approximately 5-foot sidewalks will be included on both sides

The new bridge will be constructed south of the existing bridge to maintain traffic during construction. The new bridge will be constructed in stages, allowing traffic to continue to use the existing bridge until a portion of the new bridge is completed. Following completion of the first phase of the new bridge, traffic will be shifted to the new bridge and the old bridge will be removed while the new bridge is being completed.

The purpose of the proposed project is to replace a structurally deficient bridge.The fact that a bridge is "structurally deficient" does not imply that it is unsafe. It means the bridge must be monitored, inspected and repaired/replaced at an appropriate time to maintain its structural integrity.

The proposed project will require the acquisition of a small amount of property from Moratock Park. NCDOT is working with park management to replace the affected property and mitigate any other impacts to the park. 


Project Map

Click on the link or the thumbnail below to view or download the map. 

Proposed Typical Section

Typical section of bridge on Sheppard Mill Rd over the Dan River


Project Funding


Estimated Amount*

Right of Way Acquisition

         $ 230,000  

Utilities Costs

         $ 170,000

Construction Costs

        $ 7.7 Million

Total Cost

        $8.1 Million

* Estimated costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Public Meeting

July 2023  

Begin Right of Way Acquisition

Fall 2023  

Begin Construction

Spring 2025 

* 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 Aug. 1, 2023.

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



Phone Number: 984-205-6615     enter project code 3433

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Do you have any questions or comments regarding the proposed bridge replacement?

Closed for Comments

Project Contact

Ryan Newcomb, P.E.

NCDOT Division Highway 9

Division Project Engineer

375 Silas Creek Parkway

Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Project Contact

Henry Phillips

 Consultant Project Manager

Ramey Kemp Associates

5808 Faringdon Place

Raleigh, NC 27609

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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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