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State awards contracts for 2 new Union County bridges

State transportation officials have awarded contracts for two bridge replacements in Union County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation said the new bridges will be on Poplin Road over the South Fork of Crooked Creek and on N.C. 200 over Chinkapin Creek.

Work on the $1.6 million Poplin Road project can begin as early as April 28 and must be completed by Nov. 15, although landscaping work can continue until May 2015. The project was awarded to Blythe Construction of Charlotte.

During the work, motorists will be detoured off Poplin Road onto Rocky River Road and Unionville-Indian Trail Road.

Work on the $1 million N.C. 200 project can begin as early as April 28 and must be finished by Nov. 1, although landscaping can continue until April 2015. Dellinger Inc. of Monroe will handle the job.

The detour will take motorists off N.C. 200 onto Old Camden Road and New Salem Road.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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