Board approves Gwinnett contract to rehabilitate county-maintained bridges

July 22, 20162min540
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The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has let a $482,000 contract to rehabilitate 10 bridges maintained by the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation.

Georgia Bridge & Concrete, LLC, was the lowest of the four responsive bidders. The company will rehabilitate bridges in all four commission districts with funds from the 2014 SPLOST.

“We let a bridge rehab contract every year. This is both to ensure our bridges are up to Georgia DOT standards and to extend the useful life of the structures,” District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter said.

Many of these roadways need to have the deck joints replaced at the transition onto the bridge. This is the case on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at Suwanee Creek, Lester Road over Jackson Creek, Sugarloaf Parkway over the CSX Railroad and Annistown Road at the Yellow River.

Other work to be performed includes building up the creek banks where the dirt washed away in addition to cleaning, painting and reinforcing steel pilings. On Peachtree Industrial, the contractor will also use concrete grout to fill voids under the bridge approach.

At Old Norcross Road and the Yellow River, the contractor will install a raised curb and handrail on the westbound side of the bridge. These improvements will also help fill the gap in the existing sidewalk on Old Norcross Road.

Additional information about these and other SPLOST road improvement projects can be found on the County’s website at www.gwinnettcounty.com.

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