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NCDOT Awards $859,719 to Preserve Bridges in Surry and Yadkin Counties

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to preserve three bridges in Surry County and three bridges in Yadkin County.The $859,719 contract was awarded to S&D Industrial Painting of Tarpon Springs, Fla. The work, which includes painting structural steel, as well as cleaning and painting bearings, can start between May 1 and Aug. 1, and must be completed within 270 days of the start date.  Temporary lane closures may take place during the project.The following bridges will be preserved in Surry County:
  • Interstate 77 North in Elkin over N.C. 268 (East Main Street), the Yadkin River and Norfolk Southern Railroad;
  • White Dirt Road northwest of Dobson over I-77; and
  • Oak Grove Church Road west of Mount Airy over I-77. A detour route has been set up when the entrance ramp from N.C. 89 to I-77 South is closed. Traffic will take N.C. 89 and I-74.

The following bridges will be preserved in Yadkin County:

  • Old U.S. 421 northwest of Hamptonville over I-77. A detour route has been set up when the entrance ramp from U.S. 421 to I-77 North is closed. Traffic will use U.S. 421 and U.S. 21;
  • Marler Road over I-77 south of Jonesville; and
  • Rena Road over I-77 south of Jonesville.

This is one of 34 contracts totaling $130.8 million awarded by Conti 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 1.4 percent, or $118.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 575 highway contracts totaling $4.1 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact.


2/15/2018 5:26 PM