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
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