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NCDOT Awards Contract for New Weigh Station on I-85 in Gaston County

SHELBY -The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to begin construction on a new weigh station off Interstate 85 northbound in Gaston County.

The new 3,422-square-foot facility will be built about two miles south of Bessemer City from Crowders Mountain Road to Edgewood Road.

The $19,732,258 contract for the project includes construction of the truck scale building and booth, as well as grading, drainage and paving around the new facility. Sloan Construction, a division of Reeves Construction Company, was awarded the contract.

Once completed, the new weigh station will have space for five offices, three unisex restrooms, as well as a lobby with vending area for truck drivers. The existing weigh station on I-85 northbound about 10 miles southwest of Charlotte will close after the new facility opens.

Work on the project can begin in late April, with all work except vegetation establishment completed by November 2016.

To help keep traffic flowing smoothly during construction, no lane closures are allowed on I-85 northbound from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, all ramps on I-85 must remain open from 5 a.m. to midnight.

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.

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2/15/2018 5:24 PM

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