Cary to begin 22-mile repaving project

Posted June 20, 2014

— The town of Cary will begin its yearly street resurfacing project Monday, with plans to repave about 22 miles in the next several months.

The $4.5 million project, which targets about 5 percent of town-owned streets, will prompt periodic lane closures at 199 locations. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting.

“A good maintenance program helps avoid full reconstruction costs at a later time; a slight inconvenience today instead of a major detour tomorrow,” Tom Ellis, a senior engineer with the town, said in a statement Friday.

Ellis said work on Lake Pine Drive, East Chatham Street and Cary Parkway should be the only locations with major driving delays.

Search “street projects” on the town’s website for a map and list of locations, or call 919-469-4333.


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  • WralCensorsAreBias Jun 20, 2014

    Thank goodness. Cary's roads are easily the worst in the state.

    Now their traffic will be.

  • Mark Anderson Jun 20, 2014
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    By maintenance, they mean repaving/resurfacing and not just filling pot holes. How do you know that is way above the typical contract rate for this type of work?

  • Mike Berthold Jun 20, 2014
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    To go along with my other comment, here are current prices in the area per ton:

    Franklinton Asphalt Plant Franklinton, NC 06/05/2014 $75.20
    Greenville Asphalt Plant Greenville, NC 06/05/2014 $73.70
    Haw River Asphalt Plant Burlington, NC 06/05/2014 $81.45
    Henderson Asphalt Plant Henderson, NC 06/05/2014 $75.70
    New Bern Asphalt Plant New Bern, NC 06/05/2014 $81.70
    Pea Ridge Asphalt Plant New Hill, NC 06/05/2014 $76.20
    Pittsboro Asphalt Plant Pittsboro, NC 06/05/2014 $76.20 Princeton Asphalt Plant Princeton, NC 06/05/2014 $77.70 Raleigh Asphalt Plant Raleigh, NC 06/05/2014 $76.20 Sanford Asphalt Plant Sanford , NC 06/05/2014 $73.70 Sims Asphalt Plant Sims, NC 06/05/2014 $74.70 Wilmington Asphalt Plant Wilmington, NC 06/05/2014 $87.20

    They are getting it super cheap or someone has the decimal place in the wrong spot.

  • Mike Berthold Jun 20, 2014
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    Maybe you should go out and get a quote for a miles worth of 2 lane (minimum) paving materials and see what it costs. I'm guessing way over $200k. They are getting this for a steal. New construction costs between $2 and $6 million per mile and typical repaving on a 2 lane road is well about that per mile. At 6in deep it is 15312 tons of asphalt. So they are paying $13 a ton including labor. That is super cheap. Typically it is in the 80-120 per ton. If they are only doing a 2" top coat it is still 5000 tons and they are getting it for half the normal price at $40 per ton. Again, this doesn't include labor. Just the asphalt rate.

  • Greg Boop Jun 20, 2014
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    The maintenance repair of the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto is projected to cost $662.7 Million for 20 kilometers --- about $33 Million per kilometer (or roughly $53 Million per mile).

    A mere $200K per mile is not sounding so bad.

  • Greg Boop Jun 20, 2014
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    While this will cause some short term inconvenience, it is good to see the town rolling with this re-paving project now. It needs to be done.

  • ncguy Jun 20, 2014

    thats over 200K per mile

    that is outrages as far as "maintenance" repairs

    maybe new construction but maintenance?

    Who got that contract?