NCDOT Awards Contract for Baker Road Bridge Replacement in Guilford County Monday, August 19, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace the bridge on Baker Road over Richland Creek in Guilford County.
The $1 million contract was awarded to Eastern Structures, LLC of Mocksville. Work can begin as early as Nov. 15, and should be completed no later than185 days after the start date. Once the new bridge is open, the contractor may continue landscaping and vegetation work for an additional 180 days.

This project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the condition of the state’s bridges. Investments in our transportation infrastructure provide better access and support economic growth across the state. The existing bridge was built in the 1958 and is considered functionally obsolete. This means the bridge is safe, but needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.  The new bridge will not be subject to load restrictions of the existing bridge and will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles.

This is one of 12 contracts totaling $89 million awarded by NCDOT in July 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 5.5 percent, or $5.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.

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