NASHVILLE – The bids are in and the Tennessee Department of Transportation identified the apparent lowest bidders on the state’s second round of infrastructure projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
TDOT officials opened bids from contractors across the state vying to construct 119 projects in 64 Tennessee counties to be funded through the Recovery Act. Bids were immediately posted on the TDOT web site under Information for Contractors, Bid Lettings, May 8.
“We are excited to take this next big step toward putting the Recovery Act funds to work in Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely. “Today, our construction engineers will begin carefully reviewing all apparent low bids for accuracy and compliance with departmental guidelines. These 119 Recovery Act projects will mean thousands of Tennesseans will be employed to rebuild our state’s vital infrastructure.”
Commissioner Nicely has up to thirty days to award contracts for the projects. Once contracts are in place work orders will be issued to the contractors and pre-construction meetings will be set for each project. The public will be able to access information on contract awards by visiting the TDOT web site and clicking Information for Contractors, Bid Lettings, May 8, Contract Awards.
In all, 77 resurfacing projects, 34 bridge projects and 8 other projects funded by the Recovery Act were included in the May 8 letting. The 119 projects include work in 64 counties including 31 projects in TDOT’s Region One, nine of which are slated for Sevier County. Contracts for some bridge and resurfacing work include multiple projects.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.