N.C. 133 Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway in Oak Island to be Preserved Thursday, February 14, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.7 million contract to preserve a bridge on N.C. 133 over the Intracoastal Waterway in Oak Island in Brunswick County.

The project will include resurfacing the bridge deck, replacing expansion joints and repairing concrete in the substructure of the 41-year-old bridge.

HRI Bridge Co. of State College, Pa., was awarded the contract to preserve the .81-mile bridge. Work can begin between March 1 and August 1, with completion about 14 months after the project begins.

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.

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