— The N.C.
Department of Transportation has awarded a $675,961 contract to Smith-Rowe LLC
of Mount Airy to replace a 62-year-old bridge in Chatham County. The bridge on
Coleridge Road over Brush Creek, west of Siler City, is considered structurally
deficient and functionally obsolete. That means that while it remains safe, it
requires repairs, needed to be replaced and was built to design standards no
longer used for bridges.
on the project can begin anytime between Jan. 28 and April 1, with the new
bridge opening within 135 days of the start. The contractor will then have 180
days to wrap up planting and vegetation work at the site.
will be detoured around the construction site by using Moons Chapel Road and
Old U.S. 64.
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
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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