Contract awarded to replace I-40 bridges in Haywood

Contract awarded to replace I-40 bridges in Haywood

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract to replace the two bridges on Interstate 40 over Beaverdam Road.

Zachry Construction Corporation earned the $33 million contract as the lowest qualified bidder. The contract allows construction operations to begin as early as July 8, and the contract calls for completion in April of 2028.

The two bridges will be replaced with a single arched structure over Beaverdam Road. The 63-year-old bridges are experiencing deterioration and increased maintenance costs. NCDOT crews have conducted more than 30 full-depth concrete repairs on the bridges over the last two years. The new structure will provide safe and efficient travel for decades into the future.

The general traffic management plan retains two lanes of traffic in both directions for the duration of construction. The only exception would be during a 60-hour span during traffic shifts with vehicles utilizing a single road closure. NCDOT and the contractor anticipate little-to-no traffic delays during construction.

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