NCDOT Awards Contract to Replace 11 Bridges in Haywood, Jackson Counties Thursday, July 03, 2014

SHELBY – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to improve infrastructure in western North Carolina by replacing 11 bridges in Haywood and Jackson counties.

The $5,347,000 contract was awarded to NHM Constructors LLC of Asheville. Construction on the project can begin as soon as July 28, with an estimated completion date of mid-October 2017. 

The bridges to be replaced include:

Haywood County

  • Bridge on East Street over Raccoon Creek, which was built in 1952 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient
  • Bridge on Plott Creek Road over Plott Creek, which was built in 1950 and is considered functionally obsolete
  • Bridge on White Oak Road over Messer Branch, which was built in 1958 and is considered functionally obsolete
  • Bridge on Upper Crabtree Road over Liner Creek, which was built in 1957 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient
  • Bridge on Baptist Church Road over Rogers Cove Creek, which was built in 1954 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient
  • Bridge on Laurel Branch Road over Laurel Branch, which was built in 1963
  • Bridge on Panther Creek Road over Arrington Branch, which was built in 1961 and is considered functionally obsolete
  • Bridge on White Oak Road over Stevens Creek, was built in 1964 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient
  • Bridge on White Oak Road over Stevens Creek, which was built in 1961 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient
  • Bridge on White Oak Road over Stevens Creek, which was built in 1962 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient

Jackson County

  • Bridge on Secondary Road 1552 over Long Branch, which was built in 1954 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient

Bridges considered functionally obsolete were built to design standards no longer in use, and a structurally deficient bridge requires costly maintenance to remain in service. Those classifications, however, don't mean a bridge is unsafe. 

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.

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