RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation has awarded a $1 million contract to R.E. Burns
& Sons Co. Inc. of Statesville to replace a 46-year-old bridge on Old
Pageland Marshville Road in Union County. The bridge over Lanes Creek,
southeast of Monroe, is considered structurally deficient. That means while it
is safe for vehicles to use, it requires continual maintenance and eventually
needed to be replaced.
A signed six-mile detour will be used
during the construction. Drivers going north on Old Pageland Marshville Road
- Turn right on Smith Town Road;
- Left on Philadelphia School
- Left on White Store Road; and
- Left on Lanes Creek Road to get
back to Old Pageland Marshville Road.
Southbound drivers will go the opposite
Work on the project can begin as early
as March 15, 2013, with the new bridge open by Sept. 1, 2013. Additional
vegetation and planting work will wrap up by Feb. 28, 2014.
is one of 22 contracts totaling $67.1 million awarded by Conti in November 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 6.2 percent, or $4.5 million, below NCDOT
Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 749 highway
contracts totaling $5.1 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have
access to jobs and educational opportunities. Gov. Perdue continues to support
immediate jobs in the construction sector and the goal of ensuring that our
transportation network facilitates access to jobs, education and healthcare for
For 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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