Raleigh - The
N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $488,292 contract to replace the bridge over Quaker Creek on Dickey Mill Road in Alamance County.
The project was awarded to Dane Construction, Inc. of Mooresville.
Work on the project can begin as soon as March 2 and the new bridge should be open within 145 days of the project starting. Work on vegetation establishment and reforestation is scheduled to be complete by 325 days from the start date.
Dickey Mill Road will be closed on either side of the bridge. Motorists can follow a signed detour along Dickey Mill, Miles Chapel, Mebane Rogers and Johnson roads . Drivers are urged to allow extra time for traveling through the area and to pay attention to construction and detour signs.
This project is part of the department's statewide
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The current bridge was built in 1956 and is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while the bridge remains safe, it has been in deteriorating condition and had weight limits set which restricted the types of vehicles that could travel across it. The new bridge will be built to current design standards and will not have any weight restrictions.
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This is one of 15 road and bridge contracts worth $88.1 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 $950,000 below NCDOT estimates.