N.C. Department of Transportation has
awarded a contract to replace a bridge over Little Hunting Creek in Wilkes
The existing bridge on
Mitchell Mill Road was built in 1956 and is considered functionally obsolete
and structurally deficient. That means that although the bridge is safe, it
needs to be replaced because it was built to design standards that are no
longer in use.
Country Boy Landscaping,
Inc., of Harmony, was awarded the $652,889 contract for the bridge replacement,
as well as grading, drainage and paving. Construction can begin as early as
March 3, with final completion scheduled for late-January 2015.
During construction, traffic
will be maintained on an offsite detour utilizing Jarvis Store Road, Hunting
Creek Road and Mitchell Mill Road.
This was one of 28 contracts
worth $282.3 million recently awarded by NCDOT for highway, bridge and ferry
projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest
bidders, as required by state law. The winning bids for the projects came in
almost five percent, or $14.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.
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