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DOT allots $15.4M for Cumberland County projects

Posted September 8, 2008

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— The North Carolina Board of Transportation on Monday awarded $15.4 million for road improvement projects in Cumberland County at its monthly meeting in Raleigh.

The projects include:

  • Replacing the bridge over Little Rockfish Creek on Lakewood Drive (State Road 1108) in Hope Mills. The $1.5 million project was awarded to Sanford Contractors Inc. of Sanford. Work is expected to begin as early as Sept. 29, with final completion scheduled for Dec. 31, 2009;
  • Replacing the Morganton Road bridge over the All-American Freeway from Sycamore Dairy Road to Glensford Road in Fayetteville. The $11.8 million project was awarded to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. of Atlanta, Ga. Work is expected to begin as early as Sept. 29, with final completion scheduled for Nov. 15, 2009;
  • Widening 1.6 miles of N.C. 87 from south of School Road (S.R. 2233) to north of Thrower Road (S.R. 2245) in Gray’s Creek. The $2.1 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro. Work is expected to begin as early as Sept. 29, with final completion scheduled for April 15, 2009.
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  • SomeRandomGuy Sep 8, 2008

    $15.4 Mil?? What's that good for? About a day's worth of roadwork??

  • m0nky Sep 8, 2008

    mcarterjr: ofcourse wake is going to get a lot of the money. so is charlotte for that matter. high population areas require more of the money for the high traffic density. i've worked on projects now in almost all 100 of the counties. so the money gets spread around.

  • pbjbeach Sep 8, 2008

    can you say rand & tippett

  • mcarterjr Sep 8, 2008

    You mean that someone besides Wake gets some DOT money? Wow!!