Wilson - Residents in Johnston and Wilson counties will see four aging bridges replaced under separate contracts recently awarded.
In Wilson County, the 62-year-old Webb Lake Road bridge over Whiteoak Swamp, east of Wilson, will be changed out for a modern span, after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $477,000 contract to Sanford Contractors Inc. of Lemon Springs. The contractor can begin work anytime between Sept. 18 and March 1, and will have 105 days to finish.
In Johnston County, these bridges, which are more than 60 years old, will be replaced:
On Glendale Road over Little Buffalo Creek;
On Woodruff Road over Buffalo Creek; and
On Joyner Bridge Road over Hannah Creek.
Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh received a nearly $1.4 million contract for the two Buffalo Creek bridges. The contractor can start on Glendale Road between Sept. 18 and Dec. 1 and will have 125 days to finish. The contractor can start on Woodruff after Sept. 18, with a 165-construction schedule.
United Contractors Inc. of Iowa, which won a $917,584 contract for the Hannah Creek span, can begin in late September. The new bridge is expected to open by July 1, with minor vegetative work to follow.
The four bridges are structurally outdated, expensive to maintain and impose vehicle weight limits.
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