NCDOT awards two contracts to replace six bridges in eastern mountain counties


The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) says it has awarded two contracts to replace a total of six bridges in eastern mountain counties.

Blythe Development of Charlotte has been awarded a $2.6 million contract to replace a bridge on N.C. 194 over Old Field Creek and a bridge on Tweetsie Railroad Lane over Middle Fork of the South Fork New River with culverts.

The work should be complete by September of 2019. The project on N.C. 194 in Lansing will have a marked on-site detour, while the work near Tweetsie Railroad will be constructed beside the existing bridge.

James Vannoy & Sons Construction of Jefferson has been awarded a $4.05 million contract to replace four bridges: On Hartzog Ford Road over Beaver Creek in Ashe County; Abington Road over Greasy Creek in Caldwell County; Dobbins Mill Road over Snow Creek in Surry County; and Neelie Road over South Deep Creek in Yadkin County.

The bridge on Hartzog Ford Road will be completed in stages, and the bridge on Abington Road will be built adjacent to the existing structure. The bridges on Dobbins Mill Road and Neelie Road will require off-site detours when construction begins.

The replacement work on these four bridges may also begin on Monday, Feb. 26 and should be complete by October of 2019.

These are two of 16 road and bridge projects awarded by NCDOT in February. Per state law, they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth $138.6 million, $1.8 million less than engineer estimates.