NCDOT Awards $720,748 to Replace Old John’s River Road Bridge near Collettsville in Caldwell County Thursday, April 05, 2012

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to replace the Old John’s River Road bridge over the John’s River near Collettsville.

 

The $720,748 contract was awarded to Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tenn. Work can begin as early as April 30 and be completed by May 13, 2013.

 

During construction, traffic will be maintained on a temporary onsite detour and bridge adjacent to the existing location. Once the new bridge is completed, traffic will move back onto the new structure while the temporary detour area is restored to its original condition. 

 

The bridge was built in 1962 and is deemed functionally obsolete. This does not mean the bridge is unsafe, but its layout no longer meets current design standards for width, shoulders or rails. The new bridge will be wider and able to accommodate larger vehicles than the current bridge.

 

This is one of 33 contracts totaling $126 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 percent, or $272,750, below NCDOT estimates.

 

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 574 highway contracts totaling $4.1 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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