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TDOT Awards Two Rockslide Repair Contracts

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 | 04:01am
TDOT Awards Two Rockslide Repair Contracts
Work to begin on I-40 in Cocke County and Alcoa Highway (US 129) in Knox County
 
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Monday, April 2, the Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded contracts for two East Tennessee projects, following rockslides that occurred earlier this year.
 
For the rock slope stabilization project on U.S. 129 (Alcoa Highway) in Knox County, the Department received bids from three different contractors, with Kay & Kay Contracting, LLC submitting the lowest bid of $511,332. The contractor is expected to begin work later this week.
 
For the rock slope stabilization and rockfall mitigation project on I-40 in Cocke County, the Department received bids from two different contractors, with Phillips and Jordan, Inc. submitting the lowest bid of $2,675,848. The contactor will begin mobilizing equipment to the area in the next two days.
 
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