Groundbreaking ceremony held Friday for $5 million project

WILMINGTON -- Construction of the $5 million Love Grove bridge will begin after a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, according to a release from the city of Wilmington.

The funding was approved as part of the city's 2014 transportation bond.

"The $5 million Love Grove bridge is one of 38 projects in the bond and will provide another access into the Love Grove neighborhood," the release stated.

The ceremony was held Friday morning for the new bridge, which will cross Burnt Mill Creek and connect to One Tree Hill Way on the other side. It will be a two-lane bridge with traffic going both ways and a biking/walking trail to provide connectivity to the neighborhood, the release stated.

The neighborhood currently has one entrance that can be blocked by train traffic.

Construction is expected to take about a year.

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