$466,169 Contract Awarded to Replace a Bridge in Southeast Wake County Monday, January 07, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract worth $466,169 to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to replace a bridge on Grasshopper Road in southeast Wake County.

The new bridge will replace a 55-year-old structurally deficient and functionally obsolete span over Poplar Creek. Although still safe, the current bridge has been in deteriorating condition and was built to bridge design standards that are no longer used.

Work on the project can start as early as March 15, and the bridge should be open to traffic by July 1. Some additional planting and vegetation work may take until the end of the year.

Motorists will be diverted around the bridge closure, with a signed detour using Smithfield Road, Poole Road and Bethlehem Road.

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.

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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