CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $4.4 million contract to Devere Construction Inc. to replace two bridges on U.S. 29 crossing Mallard Creek in Charlotte. This project will be concurrent with construction activities associated with the City of Charlotte's Blue Line Extension project.
Work can begin April 28, with roadwork scheduled to be completed by August 1, 2016. During construction, NCDOT will first close the southbound bridge on U.S. 29, requiring a 7-month offsite detour for motorists along Mallard Creek Church Road, I-85 and Harris Boulevard.
Once the southbound bridge reopens, the northbound bridge will close, and the southbound bridge will maintain two-way traffic. Construction necessary for the Blue Line Extension will be performed while the northbound bridge is closed. NCDOT staff will continue efforts with City and CATS (Charlotte Area Transit) engineers during the project to minimize impact to motorists as much as possible
This is one of the 25 road and bridge contracts worth $71 million recently awarded by NCDOT for projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The low bids received on the projects were 1.2 percent, or $845,000 below NCDOT estimates.