NCDOT awards $663,792 contract to replace 48-year-old Union County bridge Monday, February 06, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $663,792 contract to R.E. Burns & Sons Co., Inc. of Statesville to replace the Davis Road bridge over Waxhaw Creek in southeast Union County.

The bridge, built in 1964, is considered structurally deficient, which means it has been requiring maintenance and repair and needed eventual rehabilitation or replacement. It does not imply that the bridge is unsafe.

Work on the project is scheduled to start as early as June 1, and the construction should be over by Oct. 1.

This is one of 39 contracts totaling $203.2 million awarded by Transportation Secretary Gene 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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