NCDOT Awards Contract for Cabarrus County Bridge Replacement Tuesday, January 8, 2013

RALEIGH — A 61-year-old bridge on Hickory Ridge Road over Reedy Creek in Cabarrus County will be replaced later this year. The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an $817,757 contract to TCB Builders LLC of Lexington to handle the project.

The bridge, located southeast of Harrisburg, is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means it is still safe, but 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 1, with the road re-opening by Aug. 15. Additional planting and vegetation work at the project site is expected to wrap up by Feb. 2014.

The replacement project means a signed detour for drivers using Hickory Ridge Road. Motorists can use Rocky River Road and Lower Rocky River Road to get around the bridge closure.

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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