Fayetteville, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans to replace two aging bridges in Fayetteville.
The department announced Tuesday it has awarded a $15.9 million contract to HRI Bridge Co. of Blacksburg, S.C., to begin work on structures. One bridge crosses the Cape Fear River on U.S.301/Interstate 95, and the second bridge spans nearby Cross Creek.
The bridges were built in 1954 and are structurally deficient, the department said. They are still safe but require extensive maintenance and repair.
Work to replace the bridges is expected to begin Oct. 1 and should be completed by April 2015.
The contract is one of 18 totaling $205.8 million awarded by the department this month for highway and bridge projects. The department said the bid from HRI Bridge Co. came in about $37.4 million below NCDOT estimates.