NCDOT Awards $2.3 Million for Paint Preservation on I-40 Bridges in Haywood County Friday, February 03, 2012

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract for paint preservation on 5 bridge structures on Interstate 40 in Haywood County.  

The $2.3 million project contract was awarded to Kilcos Painting Company Inc. of Baltimore, MD. Work can begin as early as March 1 and will take approximately 240 days to complete.

The bridges are located at:

·         Exit 15 over Whiteoak Road, I-40 East and West;   

·         Mile Marker 15 over the Pigeon River, I-40 West;

·         Mile Marker 19.2 over Whiteoak Road/Jonathan Creek, I-40 West;

·         Mile Marker 21.9 over Coleman Mountain Road, I-40 East; and

·         Mile Marker 21.9 over Coleman Mountain Road, I-40 West.

Paint preservation entails stripping off old paint and repainting the structure. This helps prevent rust, preserve steel, decrease maintenance costs and prolong the life of the bridge. 

This is one of 39 contracts totaling $203.2 million awarded by Conti for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 2.9 percent, or about $6.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 511 highway contracts totaling $3.8 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.

For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.

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