SHELBY – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace a bridge on Icard School Road over the Southern Railroad in Burke County.
The bridge was built in 1952 and is considered functionally obsolete. That means although the bridge is safe, it needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
Construction on the bridge replacement project can begin in mid-August and is expected to be complete by late March 2016. NHM Constructors LLC of Asheville was awarded the $1,524,436 contract.
This is one of the 18 road and bridge contracts worth $248.1 million recently awarded by NCDOT for projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The low bids received on the projects were three percent, or about $8.3 million below NCDOT estimates.