CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $649,000 contract to Smith-Rowe, LLC of Mount Airy to replace the existing bridge on Ridge Road over Little Mountain Creek in Albemarle.
Work can begin July 1, with roadwork scheduled to be completed by November 1. During construction, motorists will be detoured from Ridge Road to Laton Road to N.C. 740 to Mountain View Church Road back to Ridge Road. Reforestation and vegetation establishment can continue through May 5, 2015.
This is one of the 17 road and bridge contracts worth $32.2 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 8.5 percent, or almost $3 million below NCDOT estimates.