RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation has awarded a $967,022 contract to Dane
Construction Inc. of Mooresville to replace the bridge over Blythe Creek on
Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road northeast of Waxhaw.
bridge, built 50 years ago, is considered structurally deficient and
functionally obsolete. It does not mean the bridge is unsafe, but it was built
to lane width and other standards no longer used for bridges, and it has been
requiring maintenance and repair and eventually needed to be replaced.
on the project is scheduled to start as early as April 30, with the
construction portion of the project over by Nov. 15, and reforestation and
vegetation work to be completed by May 13, 2013.
is one of 34 contracts totaling $130.8 million most recently 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 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.
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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