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N.C. DOT awards $34.7M in highway contracts

Posted May 10, 2010

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— The secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation on Monday announced $34.7 million in highway construction projects across the state, including a $2.9 million project in Johnston County.

The bids received on all 10 projects advertised were 12.5 percent, or about $5.6 million, the DOT estimates.

Construction on the 3.7-mile section of the Neuse River Greenway, from the Wake County-Johnston County line to Sam's Branch Creek in Clayton was awarded to C.C. Mangum Co., of Raleigh, and could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by November 2011.

The project was the only one announced Monday that is being funded by last year's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"These projects are important to North Carolinians," transportation Secretary Gene Conti Conti said in a statement. "They provide needed jobs and improve access to more jobs, education and health care."

According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact.

Conti also approved nine other projects for highways and bridges in Cumberland, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Johnston, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Pitt and Union counties:

  • A $1.4 million contract to Atwell Construction Co, of Greenville, to replace the existing bridge on Portertown Road over Hardee Creek in Greenville. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by Nov. 15.
  • A $4.7 million contract to Barnhill Contracting Co., of Tarboro, to widen, grade and rehabilitate the pavement on 16.3 miles of four roads in Jacksonville. The project could begin as early as June 7 and be completed by Nov. 5, 2011.
  • A $729,101 contract to Dellinger Inc., of Monroe, to replace the bridge on Raleigh Road over Black Creek, northwest of Benson. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by Dec. 31.
  • A $10.7 million contract to Barnhill Contracting Co., to widen 1.3 miles of Elk Road from Legion Road to U.S. Highway 301/Interstate 95 Business in Hope Mills. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by Sept. 1, 2012.
  • A $2.4 million contract to Scurry Construction Inc., of Cornelius, to realign the intersection of Reedy Creek Road and Harrisburg Road and to replace a bridge on Reedy Creek Road east of Charlotte near the Mecklenburg County/Cabarrus County line. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by Oct. 1, 2011.
  • A $1.6 million contract to Boggs Paving Inc., of Monroe, to widen, mill, resurface and shoulder reconstruction of 3.3 miles of N.C. Highway 16 from Howie Mine Road to about 3,400 feet south of Newtown Road, and 3.7 miles over two sections of secondary roads in Union County. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by Sept. 15.
  • A $1 million contract to Dane Construction Inc., of Mooresville, to replace the bridge over Crowders Creek on Crowders Creek Road near Crowders in Gaston County. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by Dec. 1.
  • A $7.2 million project to APAC-Atlantic Inc., of Greensboro, to resurfacing 21.1 miles of Interstate 40 from mile marker 154 (Cowan Lane) – near Statesville to mile marker 175 (Pinebrook School Road) in Davie County. Work includes repairing rumble strips and grooving concrete pavement. The project could begin as early as May 31 and be completed by July 1, 2011.
  • A $2 million project to Rea Contracting, of Charlotte, to resurface 3.2 miles of Interstate 85 in Gastonia from mile marker 13.9 to mile marker 17 near the U.S. 321 bridges. The project could begin as early as June 1 and be completed by Aug. 20.
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