NCDOT Awards Contract for Catawba County Bridge Replacement Friday, February 07, 2014

Shelby — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace a bridge over Clark Creek on Old Conover-Startown Road in Catawba County.

Contractor DeVere Construction Company, Inc. was awarded the project with their bid of $894,893.81. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in mid-March, with a completion date of late February 2015.

The existing structure was built in 1952 and is considered functionally obsolete, which means that although the bridge is safe, it was built to standards no longer in use today. 

A detour will be in place during construction to help motorists navigate the closure. Motorists will use Startown Road, N.C. 10, U.S. 321 and St. Paul’s Church Road to get around the construction. 

This was one of 28 contracts worth $282.3 million recently awarded by NCDOT for highway, bridge and ferry projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The winning bids for the projects came in almost five percent, or $14.2 million, below NCDOT estimates. 

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