12-Mile Stretch of I-40 to Be Repaved

Posted August 3, 2007

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— The North Carolina Board of Transportation on Thursday approved millions of dollars to repave a 12.9-mile stretch of Interstate 40 in Wake County.

S.T. Wooten Corp, of Wilson, will work for about a year on the portion of roadway that runs from Wade Avenue (mile marker 289) to Jones Sausage Road (mile marker 303).

Work could begin as early as Sept. 4 and will involve some nights and some weekends, the
DOT said.

The project will involve repairing select concrete slabs along the highway as well as milling the asphalt sections. An asphalt overlay will then be applied to the entire project.

The contract will be funded through the use of Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles, commonly referred to as GARVEE bonds. GARVEE bonds allow the acceleration of federal funding to help finance projects sooner and avoid cost increases due to construction inflation.

They were authorized by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2005 and will be issued by the Office of the State Treasurer.


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  • Yellow Rider Aug 3, 2007

    This section is badly in need of repaving, so this is good news. Widening would be nice, the section between Wade and US 1 is a bad bottleneck, but I guess that isn't planned for several more years.

  • Nobody but Carolina Aug 3, 2007

    It seems to me if they are going to spend the money to repave this stretch, they should add money for a widening as well.