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
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.