NCDOT Awards $464,756 to Replace Apple Valley Road Bridge Near Hendersonville Monday, April 1, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $464,756 contract to Apple Tuck and Associates Inc. of Rutherfordton to replace the bridge on Apple Valley Road over Clear Creek northeast of Hendersonville. 

The bridge was built in 1961 and is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. While the bridge is still safe, it requires extensive maintenance and repair. Lane and shoulder widths also don’t meet current standards.

Work can start April 15 and is scheduled for completion by March 14, 2014.

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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