Bridges to be replaced

Bridges in Jackson, Macon, Swain and Cherokee counties will be replaced under a $2.8 million contract with a Georgia company.

Work could begin as early as April 2 and is scheduled for completion by Nov. 1, 2014.

The contract includes replacing the following bridges:

• Dicks Creek on Dicks Creek Road in Jackson County.

• Fisher Creek on Fisher Creek Road in Jackson County.

• Poplar Creek on Poplar Cove Road in Macon County.

The contract is among 17 to be let by June 2012 using a new concept called express design-build, which can go from zero to construction in eight months.

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