A pair of 62-year-old bridges on Peacock Road near Tabor City in Columbus
County will soon to be replaced. The N.C.
Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.3 million contract to S &
C Construction LLC. of Garland for new bridges over Grissett Creek.
project is part of the department’s overall bridge program to improve the
condition of the state’s bridges to provide better access and support economic
bridges, located less than 1/2 mile apart, each
carry two-way traffic, with one considered structurally deficient. It is still
safe, but requires increased monitoring and maintenance, and needs to be
project can start after Nov. 25, 2013, with the new bridges scheduled to be
open for traffic within nine months of the start date. Additional planting and
vegetation work can take an additional six months.
signed detour route will get drivers around the project site. It uses Mollie
Iron Hill Road, Jim Jolly Road and Walter Todd Road in the Iron Hill community,
east of Tabor City.
was one of 22 contracts worth $76.5 million awarded by NCDOT on the latest list
of projects for roads and bridges across the state. They were awarded to the
lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law. The winning bids came in
$3.5 million, about 4.4 percent, under DOT engineers' estimates.
more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North
Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.