RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has awarded a contract for preservation work on six bridges in Gates, Hertford and Martin counties.
The work will include cleaning and painting structural steel and bearings.
The $420,000 contract was awarded to Spartan Contracting, LLC of Hubbard, Ohio. Work can begin between March 15 and June 1 and must be completed 168 days after the start date.
The following bridge will be preserved in Gates County:
On N.C. 32 over Corapeake Swamp in Holly Grove.
The following two bridges will be preserved in Hertford County:
On N.C. 305 over Ahoskie Swamp in Woodland; and
On Lee Jernigan Road over Ahoskie Swamp in Ahoskie.
The following three bridges will be preserved in Martin County:
On U.S. 17 North over Ready Branch in Williamston;
On N.C. 125 over Conoho Creek just north of Oak City; and
On N.C. 125 over Conoho Creek just south of Oak City.
This project is part of the NCDOT’s $450 million state funded bridge plan for 2011-13, which calls for preservation, repairs or replacement of bridges statewide.
This is one of 24 contracts totaling $59.9 million awarded by NCDOT in January 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 4.8 percent, or $3.1 million, below NCDOT estimates.