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The Rockfish Capital Bridge in Weldon will get a major overhaul beginning Monday, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The bridge, which carries motorists over the Roanoke River on Highway 158-301 will be repaired and the concrete driving deck will be smoothed. 

Bridge joints and seals will be replaced and the steel beams and bearings will be cleaned and painted. An epoxy coating to repair the concrete substructures will also be used.

NCDOT awarded the $1.18 million contract to Lanford Brothers of Roanoke, Virginia, last fall.

The company is scheduled to begin the project and necessary lane closures beginning Monday at noon. The project is under contract to be completed by October. The contractor will maintain one lane of traffic on the two-lane bridge during construction. A portable traffic signal will be set up on either end of the bridge to allow each direction of travelers to take turns crossing it.