TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS $3.2 MILLION FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY Thursday, December 11, 2008

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation today awarded a $3.2 million contract to replace the bridge over South Hominy Creek on N.C. 112 (Sand Hill Road) in Buncombe County.
 
The contract was awarded to Simpson Construction Company. Inc. of Cleveland, Tenn. Work can begin as early as Jan. 5, 2009, with completion by Nov. 1, 2010.

This two-lane bridge near Asheville will be replaced with a five-lane structure to improve traffic flow. The project will include widening the approaches to the bridge and upgrading the traffic signal at Lake Drive (State Road 3437). The new bridge will be built adjacent to the existing bridge. All traffic will be maintained on-site while the new bridge is constructed.

It will adjoin an ongoing project to widen N.C. 112 from Lake Drive to just past Sand Hill Road at Sardis Road. The widening project is being completed through N.C. Moving Ahead!, a transportation and economic development initiative aimed at making maintenance and modernization improvements across the state.

“Improving mobility and upgrading the state’s transportation infrastructure with projects such as this is a priority for NCDOT,” said board member Alan Thornburg of Asheville who represents Transportation Division 13, which includes Buncombe County.

 

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