RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.8 million contract to Astron
General Contracting Co. Inc. of Jacksonville for preservation work on one
bridge in Haywood County, six bridges in Henderson County and three bridges in
The work will include repairing concrete and steel components
of the bridges, replacing the bearings, and cleaning and painting the steel bridge
Work on each bridge can begin as early as May 15 and must be
completed within 135 days of the start date.
The bridges to be preserved include:
74 over I-40 near Clyde
64 over I-26/U.S. 74 near Hendersonville
74 West over Southern Railroad near
74 East over Southern Railroad near
bridges on I-26/U.S. 74 over Cane Creek near Fletcher
74 East over Macedonia Road north of Saluda
108 over I-26 in Columbus
West over Holbert Cove Road near Saluda
East over Holbert Cove Road near Saluda
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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