NCDOT Awards $766,422 to Replace Lowell Bethesda Road Bridge over Duhart’s Creek in Gastonia Monday, January 7, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $766,422 contract to Dane Construction Inc. of Mooresville to replace the Lowell Bethesda Road bridge over Duhart’s Creek in Gastonia. Work can begin as early as March 15 and be completed by March 30, 2014.


The bridge was built in 1951 and is deemed functionally obsolete. This does not mean the bridge is unsafe, but there are elements of the bridge that need to be monitored to maintain its structural integrity. The new bridge will be able to accommodate larger vehicles.


There will be an off-site detour route around the project. Traffic traveling north will take Cramerton-McAdenville Road to Gaston Avenue back to Lowell Bethesda Road. Southbound traffic will reverse directions.


This is one of 23 contracts totaling $145.7 million awarded by NCDOT in December 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 9.8 percent, or $15.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.



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