::DOT To Award $140 Million In Contracts
From Staff And Wire Reports
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
RALEIGH - The NC Board of Transportation will consider awarding contracts totaling $140.4 million for highway improvement projects in 15 counties at its meeting this week on Thursday April 5th in Raleigh.
Some of the projects are for new bridges to be built across the state.
The DOT says the contracts are for projects in Buncombe, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Halifax, Jackson, Johnston, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, McDowell, Nash, Northampton, Sampson, Union and Wake counties.
Included are contracts to:
--Resurface 6.8 miles of highway in Northampton County, including N.C. 35 from U.S. 158 to Britton Road (State Road 1337) and N.C. 308 from U.S. 258 to the Bertie County line;
--Renovate the rest area along Interstate 95 in Nash County
--Widen 0.6 miles of Airport Boulevard (S.R. 3015) from N.C. 54 to McCrimmon Parkway in Morrisville
--Resurface 5.2 miles of highway in Durham County, including four sections of U.S. 15/501, two sections of the U.S. 15/501 Bypass and one section of N.C. 55
--Widen 0.4 miles of Cumberland Road (S.R. 1141) from George Owen Road (S.R. 1133) to west of N.C. 59 (Hope Mills Road) in Cumberland County
--Resurface 3.7 miles of I-485 from I-77 to N.C. 51 in Mecklenburg County
--Widen 10.9 miles of U.S. 601 from north of the South Carolina state line to north of Marion Lee Road (S.R. 2105) in Union County using the design-build method
--Install a center turn lane along 0.9 miles of U.S. 70 from Clear Creek Road (S.R. 1422) to N.C. 80 in McDowell County
--Install a computerized traffic signal system in downtown Asheville
--Widen one mile of N.C. 146 (Long Shoals Road) from west of Clayton Road (S.R. 3501) to east of I-26 in Buncombe County using the design-build method
--Install median barriers, rumble strips and guardrails along 3.3 miles of U.S. 74 and U.S. 441 from east of Shuller Cove Road (S.R. 1391) to S.R. 1514 and Taylor Road (S.R. 1387) in Jackson County.
In addition, the DOT board says it will consider contracts to replace bridges over:
--Moseley Creek on Aldridge Store Road (S.R. 1515) in Lenoir County
--The Black River on N.C. 411 at Clear Run west of Harrells in Sampson County
--Fishing Creek on U.S. 301 in Edgecombe and Halifax counties
--Buffalo Creek on Stott's Mill Road (S.R. 1718) in Johnston County.
The board meets at 9am in Room 150 of the Transportation Building located at the corner of Wilmington and Morgan streets in downtown Raleigh.
On Wednesday April 4th at 8:30am, board committees will begin meeting in the Transportation Building. ::