NCDOT approves two bridge construction contracts

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will replace a Randolph County bridge in the coming months.

The department this month awarded a $1-million contract to Eastern Structures of Mocksville to replace the Lassiter Mill Rd. bridge over Bettie McGee’s Creek.

Originally built in 1952, the bridge has become functionally obsolete, which means it no longer meets today’s traffic demands and has vehicle weight limits that the new bridge will correct.

Eastern Structures can begin the project sometime this winter, and the work will take five months to complete.

In addition, the Transportation Department approved a nearly $1.3 million bid from Smith Rowe of Mount Airy to remove a bridge that consists of three crossline drainage pipes under a section of Gurney West Rd., southwest of Robbins.

The pipes will be replaced with a reinforced concrete, box-shaped culvert that will have more drainage capacity and better durability.

The contractor can begin in mid-January when the road over Dry Creek will close. The company will have five months to complete the work and reopen the road.

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