RALEIGH -N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to replace a bridge over Barbecue Creek on Buie Road in Harnett County.
Work on the $860,000 project is expected to start by June 15, with bridge construction to be completed in 135 days or less. Dane Construction, of Mooresville, N.C., was awarded the contract. The company will have an additional six months to reestablish plants, trees and other vegetation at the site following construction.
Buie Road runs between N.C. 27 and McDougald Road, southwest of Lillington. A signed detour will instruct through-traffic to use Leaflet Church Road, east of Buie Road, as an alternate means of traveling in the area during the construction period.
This was one of 34 contracts totaling $130.8 million awarded by Conti for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina during the past month. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. Overall, the bids 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.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.