Rolesville Bypass, Capital Boulevard paving planned

Posted May 5, 2011 3:25 p.m. EDT

— The state Department of Transportation on Thursday awarded contracts to build a U.S. Highway 401 bypass around Rolesville and to resurface several miles of Capital Boulevard in north Raleigh.

The DOT also awarded a contract to pave and repair interchanges on Interstate 85 in Durham and Granville counties.

Construction on the $25 million Rolesville Bypass is expected to begin within the next month and be completed by July 2014. Michigan-based Devere Construction will build a 5.8-mile, four-lane highway between Louisbury Road and N.C. Highway 96, including intersections with Jonesville, Rolesville and Pulleytown roads.

The project is the next step in the plan to have a multi-lane U.S. 401 connecting Capital Boulevard in Raleigh to N.C. Highway 39 in Louisburg, officials said. The widening of the highway between Ligon Mill and Louisbury roads is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

On Capital Boulevard, Raleigh-based Rea Contracting will repave 4.7 miles between Hodges Street just south of Interstate 440 to Sumner Boulevard near the Triangle Town Center mall. Work on the $3.7 million project is expected to begin in June and be finished by Nov. 18.

All work will be done between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In Durham, Raleigh-based Fred Smith Co. will improve the I-85 pavement between U.S. Highway 70 and N.C. Highway 56. The $8 million project will begin in June and take about 13 months to complete.

The project will include work on the interchanges with Club Boulevard, Glenn School Road, Red Mill Road, Redwood Road, U.S. Highway 15, the Butner exit and N.C. 56, such as sealing joints on concrete ramps, repairing road surface cracks, shoulder reconstruction and bridge deck rehabilitation. In some places, curbs will be installed and guardrails and traffic islands replaced.

No lanes or ramps will be closed during the morning and afternoon rush hours.