RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $1.3 million contract to Carolina Bridge Co. of Orangeburg, S.C. to replace girders and bearings on several bridges over I-95 in Harnett County.
Girders and bearings will be replaced on the bridges over Jonesboro Road, Long Branch Road and Pope Road. Work can begin as early as Nov. 1 and must be completed within 120 days after work starts.
This is one of 14 contracts totaling $100.8 million awarded by Conti in September 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 11.3 percent, or $12.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 712 highway contracts totaling $5 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. Gov. Perdue continues to support immediate jobs in the construction sector and the goal of ensuring that our transportation network facilitates access to jobs, education and healthcare for the future.