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Stimulus to fund four area highway projects

Posted May 29, 2009

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— More than $102 million in federal stimulus money will pay for 17 highway projects statewide, officials said Friday.

Bids on the projects came in almost 25 percent below state Department of Transportation estimates, officials said.

The following contracts were awarded for work in the Triangle:

  • Resurfacing 11 miles of Interstate 40, from west of Morgan Road in Johnston County to the Sampson County line. The $2.2 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson, and work is scheduled to begin July 13 and be completed by Nov. 15.
  • Resurfacing 23.2 miles of U.S. Highway 64 between the Franklin-Nash county line and Winstead Avenue in Nash County. The $3.3 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp., and work is scheduled to start July 13 and be completed by Nov. 15.
  • Resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction on 3.8 miles of Interstate 540 between I-40 and U.S. Highway 70 in Wake and Durham counties. The $2.2 million contract was awarded to C.C. Mangum Co. of Raleigh, and work is scheduled to start July 7 and be completed by May 27, 2010.
  • Completing grading work on 1.4 miles of the Fayetteville Outer Loop, from west of Bragg Boulevard to 1.3 miles east of Murchison Road. The $52.6 million contract was awarded to R.E. Goodson Construction Co. Inc. of Darlington, S.C., and work is scheduled to begin June 29 and be completed by July 1, 2012.
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  • killerkestrel Jun 3, 2009

    On high traffic roads, asphalt should be resurfaced after 12 to 15 years. You can wait 20 or more years on low traffic roads. Unfortunately, with current spending, secondary roads have to last 60 years between resurfacing.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama May 29, 2009

    "How can I-540 need resurfacing this soon???????????????"

    This stretch of I-540 was completed in late 1995/early 1996.

    It's 13 to 14 years old.

    On the other hand it was done by the same DOT contractors that messed up the widening of I-40 in Durham County and I-795.

    Our wonderful DOT at work.

  • dogman1973 May 29, 2009

    beachboater---there isn't any reason to resurface I-540, but it is called "make work" jobs. It doesn't do anything other than give the perception that it created jobs! FDR did the same thing during the depression!

  • beachboater May 29, 2009

    How can I-540 need resurfacing this soon???????????????