Contract Awarded to Replace Union County bridge Friday, November 30, 2012

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 will:

  • Turn right on Smith Town Road;
  • Left on Philadelphia School Road;
  • 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 way.

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.

This 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 estimates.

Since 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 the future.

For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit

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