NCDOT Awards Contract for Wilkes County Bridge Replacement Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shelby —The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace a bridge over Little Hunting Creek in Wilkes County. 

The existing bridge on Mitchell Mill Road was built in 1956 and is considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. That means that although the bridge is safe, it needs to be replaced because it was built to design standards that are no longer in use.

Country Boy Landscaping, Inc., of Harmony, was awarded the $652,889 contract for the bridge replacement, as well as grading, drainage and paving. Construction can begin as early as March 3, with final completion scheduled for late-January 2015.

During construction, traffic will be maintained on an offsite detour utilizing Jarvis Store Road, Hunting Creek Road and Mitchell Mill Road.

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.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. 
NCDOT News Releases
Search Term
Select a Category
Start Date
End Date