NCDOT Awards $847,221 to Replace Boggs Road Bridge over Hagan Creek in Catawba County Thursday, March 08, 2012

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to replace the Boggs Road Bridge over Hagan Creek in Catawba.

 

The $847,221 contract was awarded to Sunbelt Structures Inc. of Tucker, Ga. Work can begin as early as April 2 and be completed by Feb. 10, 2013.

 

There will be an off-site detour route. Traffic will take Boggs Road to Old Catawba Road to N.C. 10 to get around the project.

 

The bridge was built in 1960 and is deemed both functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. This does not mean the bridge is unsafe, but there are elements of the bridge that need to be monitored to maintain its structural integrity, and its layout no longer meets current design standards for width, shoulders or rails. The new bridge will be able to accommodate larger vehicles.


This is one of 29 contracts totaling $167.9 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 7.5 percent, or about $13.5 million, below NCDOT estimates.


Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 540 highway contracts totaling $3.9 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.


According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact.


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