|The bids are in and today 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.
This morning, 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.
the bids included three projects in Rutherford County.
“We are excited to take this next big step toward putting the Recovery Act funds to work in Tennessee,” TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely said. “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 30 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, 28 projects in Region Two, 28 projects in Region Three, and 32 projects in Region Four (click on links for maps of region). Contracts for some bridge and resurfacing work include multiple projects.
For more information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, visit www.recovery.gov. For TDOT specific information on the Recovery Act visit www.tn.gov/tdot/recovery.