The Overton County Highway Commission has selected the bid winner for a Federal Off-System Bridge Replacement project at Carr Creek.
Overton County Highway Superintendent James Norrod said Twin K Construction won the bid at around $1.6 million. The existing bridge at Carr Creek must be demolished before starting construction on a new bridge.
“There is 180 working day set up,” Norrod said. “Of course that depends on weather. We expect to get started after the fourth of July sometime.”
Norrod said the project is federally funded through TDOT’s High Priority Bridge Replacement Program. The new bridge will be a 220 feet long free stress, three-span bridge made of concrete. The Overton County Highway Commision will host a pre-construction meeting in the next three weeks to discuss the project plans. Norrod said he hopes the project is completed by the end of the year.
TDOT’s Improve Act of 2017 included a list of 526 local bridges in need of repair. These bridges were identified by the Department based on bridge inspection reports, which are
updated every two years. It is the intent of the Department to address all of these bridges within 14 years. In order to do so, this program was created to prioritize and
rehabilitate or replace local bridges.
HPBRP provides funding for priority bridges not located on the State system of highways for local governments meeting the eligibility requirements.