35 miles of highway to be resurfaced in Chatham County

Posted August 1

Road Construction

— Sections of U.S. Highway 15-501 and U.S. Highway 64 in Chatham County, along with nine secondary roads, will be resurfaced in the coming months, officials announced Tuesday.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a $12.3 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. Inc. of Wilson to resurface a total 35.3 miles.

Highlights of the resurfacing include:

  • A nine-mile stretch of U.S. 15-501 between Rock Spring Cemetery and Manns Chapel Roads
  • U.S. 15-501 between the Lee County line and the Rocky River Bridge, south of Center Grove Church Road
  • U.S. 64, in both directions for about three miles, between the Wake County line and Farrington Road

The work will begin on Aug. 28 and could take one year to complete.


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  • Pierre Tong Aug 1, 1:11 p.m.
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    That's probably the county's budget to resurface for the next year so they aren't going to get any more work if they finish early until the next go around. You also can't resurface during the colder months because you need the ground to be warm for the asphalt to bond to the existing pavement (has to be above 50 degrees at least) so who knows if they'd even finish this year if they started now.

  • Shawn Patrick Aug 1, 12:48 p.m.
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    OK, I see... I was thinking the contractor would want to finish the project in the most timely manner and not drag it out that long. I guess the they have to coordinate with the DOT and the County as well.

  • Pierre Tong Aug 1, 12:29 p.m.
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    It's nothing out of the ordinary, every year each county puts together a "resurfacing" plan for the upcoming year using the funds that they have. This just happens to be Chatham County's plan for the upcoming year. It doesn't mean it will take one year for projects to be completed, it just means they plan to do this much over the next year.

  • Sam Dutes Aug 1, 12:13 p.m.
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    Yeah, they've paved the section of US64 from Chatham County to Apex and it's taken less than 3 weeks, all they have left to do is the cross overs between the lanes and some of the accesses to side roads, a year does seem like a long time.

  • Shawn Patrick Aug 1, 9:32 a.m.
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    "The work will begin on Aug. 28 and could take one year to complete." year?