Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation:
The N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the South Hominy Creek bridge in Buncombe County.
The bridge was built in 1961, and it currently requires frequent closures for maintenance and is not optimal for the current traffic flow in the area. The department awarded a $726,907 contract to Buckeye Bridge LLC of Canton, N.C., to replace it.
Construction could start as early as October 2018. The contractor has 150 days after the start date for the bridge to be open to motorists.
This was one of 25 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Per state law, they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth nearly $630 million.