Six Contractors Bid on New Sligo Bridge

April 8, 2013
Dwayne Page
Sligo Bridge

Six construction companies have bid on the new Sligo bridge project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation opened bids today (Friday)

Contractors submitting bids are as follows:

Massman Construction Company: $38,903,917
OCCI, INC: $39,337,790
Charles Blalock & Sons, INC.: $39,587,579
C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC.: $40,064,372
Bell & Associates Construction, L.P.: $53,376,504
Wright Brothers Construction Company, INC.: $57,499,874

The bid has not yet been awarded. According to Jennifer A. Flynn, TDOT Regional Community Relations Officer it takes a while to go through the entire letting. "Although we know who has the low bid on this contract, it will not be officially awarded for at least two weeks, said Flynn in an email to WJLE. " Headquarters goes over the low bids to make sure everything is okay before they officially award contracts, and they have a month to do this. It usually doesn't take that long, but in the case of the complicated Sligo Bridge project, they may need the entire time," said Flynn.

Meanwhile, two companies have bid on a flashing beacon for U.S. 70 and State Route 83 near Kilgore's Restaurant.

Contractors submitting bids are:
Stansell Electric Company, INC: $33,174
S & W Contracting Company, INC: $33,320

TDOT has not yet awarded the bid

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