NCDOT Awards $5.7 Million for Bridge Replacements in Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties Thursday, April 18, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the replacement of two bridges in Pasquotank County and six bridges in Perquimans 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 $5.7 million express design-build contract was awarded to McLean Contracting Co. of Glenburnie, Md. Work can begin as early as April 29, with completion scheduled for no later than Oct. 15, 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.

“Replacing these outdated bridges will modernize our transportation system and ensure they stay safe and reliable for drivers,” said NCDOT Division 1 Engineer Jerry Jennings.
The following bridges will be replaced in Pasquotank County:
  • Nixonton Road over Symond Creek in Elizabeth City; and
  • Dances Bay Road over a canal to the Little River in Elizabeth City.
The following bridges will be replaced in Perquimans County:
  • Muddy Creek Road over Muddy Creek in Hertford;
  • Foreman Bundy Road over Mill Creek in Hertford;
  • Burnt Mill Road over Bethel Creek in Hertford;
  • Great Hope Church Road over Goodwin Mill Creek just west of Hertford;
  • Shady Croft Road over a tributary to the Perquimans River in Belvidere; and
  • Perry’s Bridge Road over the Perquimans River in Belvidere.
Dates for the individual bridge closures will be released once they are determined.
This is one of 27 contracts totaling $106.9 million awarded by NCDOT in March 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 5.3 percent, or $5.9 million, below NCDOT estimates.
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