CHATHAM COUNTY – State transportation officials have awarded a contract for a project to preserve two bridges over Jordan Lake.
The bridges, on eastbound and westbound U.S. 64, were built in 1971. The work is expected to extend the use of the bridges by another 25 years.
The work calls for repairing the bridge decks and structural elements including joints, bearings, columns and girders.
The lowest of seven bids was filed by American Contracting and Services Inc. at $1.6 million. Work may begin as early as April 29, 2019 and is scheduled to be complete by Sept. 1, 2020.
The contractor may close one of the two lanes on each bridge for safety purposes. Lane closures are not allowed on holidays or during holiday weekends.