Middletown-based Mumford and Miller Concrete was the low bidder by a wide margin in a project to replace a bridge at Chapman Road over Interstate 95 (Delaware Turnpike).
The bid was awarded by the Delaware Department of Transportation after the contractor submitted a bid of $12.4 million, well below the engineer’s estimate of $16.2 million.
The other six bids ranged from $14.4 million to more than $18 million.
The project, which will take an estimated 565 calendar days to complete, includes new approaches and sidewalks for the bridge that connects Route 273 and Salem Church Road south of Newark.
Bridges along I-95 are more than five decades old and in need of major overhaul and replacement.
Slated for 2021 is a major project along I-95 through the City of Wilmington that will deal with aging viaducts and other issues.
The low bid and the sizable number of bidders is good news for DelDOT, which is working to stretch revenues from gas taxes, vehicle fees, and tolls to meet the demands that come from a half a billion dollars in planned projects.