CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.7 million contract to Dellinger Inc. of Monroe to replace the existing bridge on N.C. 49 over Curl Tail Creek north of Richfield.
The project includes replacing the existing bridge, installing guardrail, and improvements to the bridge approaches on N.C. 49. The contractor will also be required to maintain traffic on N.C. 49 during construction.
Work can begin as early as July 29, with roadwork to be completed by November 1, 2014. Reforestation and vegetation establishment can continue through April 30, 2015.
This is one of 29 contracts totaling $107.5 million awarded by NCDOT in June 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 9.1 percent, or $10.7 million, below NCDOT estimates.