RALEIGH -The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace the bridge over Cedar Creek on Cedar Creek Road in Franklin County. The project can begin as early as Dec.1 and is scheduled for completion by Oct.1, 2015, weather permitting.
A detour route will direct traffic to use Hicks and Cedar Creek Roads to bypass the bridge construction during the duration of this project. A map of the detour route can be found here.
The construction contract for the bridge replacement was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson for $1.6 million. The bridge was originally constructed in 1955 and has been deemed functionally obsolete. This means that while the bridges remain safe, it require repairs and was built to design standards no longer used for bridges. It also needs to be replaced to meet current and future traffic demands.
This is one of the nine road and bridge contracts worth $173.4 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 about $7.9 million below NCDOT estimates.
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