RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to replace the bridge on MM Ray Road near Tabor City.
The $908,449 contract was awarded to Smith-Rowe, LLC of Mount Airy. Work can begin as early as Feb. 27 and be completed within 210 days of the start date.
The contract includes replacing the existing bridge, which was built in 1950.
This is one of 39 contracts worth $203.2 million recently awarded by Transportation Secretary Gene 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 2.9 percent, or about $6.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 511 highway contracts totaling $3.8 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.