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Blalock & Sons awarded bridge contract

Published: 9:59 AM, 04/18/2013 Last updated: 9:59 AM, 04/18/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Charles Blalock & Sons was awarded a contract for the Walters bridge over the French Broad River, in Cocke and Jefferson Counties, the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced Wednesday, April 17.

The concrete bulb-tee bridge on Highway 25E project will include grading, drainage, construction of a retaining wall, and paving, TDOT stated.

Balock & Sons bid $12,894,312.64 for the project.

The contractor is expected to lay out his plans and schedule for the project at a pre-construction conference yet to be held, according to TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi.

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