N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary
Gene Conti has awarded a contract to preserve three bridges in Surry County and
three bridges in Yadkin County.
$859,719 contract was awarded to S&D Industrial Painting of Tarpon Springs,
Fla. The work, which includes painting structural steel, as well as cleaning
and painting bearings, can start between May 1 and Aug. 1, and must be
completed within 270 days of the start date. Temporary lane closures may
take place during the project.
following bridges will be preserved in Surry County:
- Interstate 77 North in Elkin over N.C. 268
(East Main Street), the Yadkin River and Norfolk Southern Railroad;
- White Dirt Road northwest of Dobson over I-77;
- Oak Grove Church Road west of Mount Airy over
I-77. A detour route has been set up when the entrance ramp from N.C. 89
to I-77 South is closed. Traffic will take N.C. 89 and I-74.
following bridges will be preserved in Yadkin County:
- Old U.S. 421 northwest of Hamptonville over
I-77. A detour route has been set up when the entrance ramp from U.S. 421
to I-77 North is closed. Traffic will use U.S. 421 and U.S. 21;
- Marler Road over I-77 south of Jonesville; and
- Rena Road over I-77 south of Jonesville.
is one of 34 contracts totaling $130.8 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 1.4 percent, or $118.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 575 highway
contracts totaling $4.1 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have
access to jobs and educational opportunities.
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.