Raleigh - The
N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.6 million contract to replace the bridge over Wolf Island Creek on Worsham Mill Road in Rockingham County.
The project was awarded to Dane Construction, Inc. of Mooresville.
Work on the project can begin as soon as March 2, with the new bridge open by November 15. Work on reforestation and permanent vegetation establishment is scheduled to be completed within 325 days of the project start date.
The road won't be closed at the bridge location as motorists will use the existing bridge while the new one is being built.
This project is part of the department's statewide
bridge program to improve the condition of the state's bridges. The bridge was built in 1952 and is considered functionally obsolete, which means it was built to design standards no longer used. The new bridge will accommodate all traffic, including trucks and emergency vehicles, as it will not be subject to the load restrictions of the current bridge.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov .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.