NCDOT Awards $3.1 Million for Wilkes County Bridge Rehabilitation Projects Friday, July 12, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $3.1 million contract to James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Company of Jefferson to perform repairs on six bridges in Wilkes County. The project can begin between Aug. 5 and Oct. 7, and must be completed within 365 days after the starting date.

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.

“Our bridge preservation program allows our transportation network to meet the needs of businesses and industry,” said NCDOT Division 11 Engineer Mike Pettyjohn. “This type of work helps keep the bridges in good condition.”

The following bridges will have girders replaced, structural repairs and a latex modified concrete overlay placed on the deck:

  •     On N.C. 16/18 over U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro;
  •     On Oakwoods Road over U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro;
  •     On Fishing Creek Road over U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro; and
  •     On Windy Gap Road over U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro.

The following bridge will have a partial girder and deck replacement, as well as a latex modified concrete overlay placed on the deck:

  •     On N.C. 115 over U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro;

The following bridge will be raised to increase clearance, as well has have a latex modified concrete overlay placed on the deck:

  •      On Edgewood Road over U.S. 421 in Wilkesboro.

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.

 

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