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DOT Awards $54M in Highway, Bridge Contracts

Posted March 6, 2008
Updated March 7, 2008

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— The N.C. Board of Transportation awarded $54.3 million for highway and bridge projects, including 10 road projects, at its meeting Thursday.

The road-project contracts awarded were:

  • $3.4 million to resurface 49.4 miles of highway in Johnston County. Included are sections of U.S. Highway 70, U.S. 301, N.C. 27, N.C. 50, N.C. 210 and N.C. 231. Work is scheduled to begin as early as March 31, with completion by Dec. 1.
     
  • $3.3 million to resurface sections of U.S. 70 and U.S. 13 in Wayne County and 30 sections of secondary roads. Work is scheduled to begin as early as March 31, with completion by Dec. 1.
     
  • $3.4 million to mill, resurface and reconstruct shoulders along 21.5 miles of highway in Durham County, including sections of U.S. 501, U.S. 501 Business, U.S. 501 Bypass, N.C. 55 and secondary roads. Work can start as early as March 31, with completion expected by Aug. 1.
     
  • $2.9 million to resurface U.S. 29 from I-40 to north of Cone Boulevard in Guilford County. Work can begin as early as March 31, with completion set for Oct. 31.
     
  • $14.2 million to construct a rest area along I-73/I-74/U.S. 220 in Seagrove. Work is expected to begin as early as March 31, with completion set for Dec. 31, 2009.
     
  • $4.6 million to widen 1.4 miles of Lewisville-Clemmons Road (S.R. 1103) from Peace Haven Road (S.R. 1891) to Forest Oaks Drive (S.R. 3580) in Winston-Salem. Work may begin as early as March 31, with completion scheduled for June 15, 2009.
     
  • $597,898 to resurface 6.5 miles of highway in Anson County, including parts of N.C. 109, White Store Road (S.R. 1228), Tucker Road (S.R. 1443) and Pleasant Grove Church Road (S.R. 1649). Work can start as early as March 31, with completion set for Nov. 15.
     
  • $2.3 million to resurface and reconstruct shoulders along 9.4 miles of highway in Union County, including sections of U.S. 601, N.C. 522, Unionville Indian Trail Road (S.R. 1367) and Rocky River Road (S.R. 1514). Work can start as early as March 31, with completion set for Nov. 15.
     
  • $2.8 million to resurface N.C. 281 from west of Slick Fisher Road (S.R. 1306) to north of Shelton Road (S.R. 1307) in Transylvania County. Work may begin as early as March 31, with completion scheduled for Nov. 15.
     
  • $1.3 million to resurface parts of N.C. Highway 97, N.C. 42 and N.C. 903 in Edgecombe and Halifax counties. Work is scheduled to begin as early as April 7, with completion by Nov. 14.
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  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Mar 7, 2008

    Once again the DOT spends no money on travel congestion in major metropolitan areas. The gas tax collected in the major metropolitan areas funds all of this construction. The gas tax collected in these rural areas would fund very little of this construction. As usual the DOT has it's priorities reverse based on political power instead of actual need. We don't need all of these lightly used four lane roads to nowhere in rural areas.

  • almonde Mar 7, 2008

    14 million for a rest area. Come on, that's ridiculous!!

  • iamforjustice Mar 7, 2008

    I don't travel any of those roads anyway so I don't care. I am trying to get North Carolina to understand we need mass transit