NCDOT Awards $6.3 Million for Bridge Replacements in Wayne and Wilson Counties Thursday, March 21, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the replacement of two bridges in Wayne County and six bridges in Wilson County.

These projects are part of the NCDOT’s $450 million state-funded bridge plan for 2011-13, which invests in preserving, repairing or replacing bridges statewide. The $6.3 million express design-build contract was awarded to Sanford Contractors Inc. of Sanford. Work can begin as early as April 1, with completion scheduled for no later than Oct. 1, 2016.

Express design-build is different than traditional design-build, because it does not require a technical proposal. This is more efficient than traditional design-build for less complex projects that do not require additional right of way. Each bridge will be designed, constructed and completed in eight months.

The following bridges will be replaced in Wayne County:
•    Parkstown Road over Bear Creek east of Goldsboro; and
•    Durham Lake Road over Yellow Marsh Branch at Durhams Lake between Mount Olive and Goldsboro.

The following bridges will be replaced in Wilson County:
•    N.C. 581 over Contentnea Creek west of Wilson;
•    U.S. 264 Alternate over Toisnot Swamp east of Wilson;
•    Countryside Road over Millstone Creek northwest of Wilson;
•    Bottoms Dairy Road over Town Creek northeast of Elm City;
•    Rocky Quarry Road over Town Creek in Elm City; and
•    Grimsley Store Road over a tributary of Toisnot Swamp east of Wilson.

All of the bridges will be closed while they are replaced. Signed detour routes will be in place directing traffic around the bridge closures. Dates for the individual bridge closures will be released once they are determined.

This is one of 18 contracts totaling $102 million awarded by NCDOT in February 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 0.6 percent, or $638,695, below NCDOT estimates.

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