RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- NC Department of Transportation Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon announced yesterday that 20 contracts totaling $159 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, including one project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law.
The recovery project is located in Wake County. The other projects are located in Brunswick, Catawba, Chatham, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Forsyth, Gates, Hertford, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Northampton, Pender, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Stokes, Vance and Warren counties.
The bids received on all 20 projects advertised came in 6.7 percent, or about $11.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.
The following roads in Brunswick County will be resurfaced:
• N.C. 904 from N.C. 179 to East/West Second Street at Ocean Isle Beach;
• Mill Branch Road (S.R. 1331) from N.C. 130 to Big Neck Road (S.R. 1335);
• Brick Landing Road (S.R. 1143) from N.C. 179 to end of road.
The following roads in New Hanover County will be resurfaced:
• U.S. 17 Business (Market Street) from Barclay Hills Drive (S.R. 2251) at the railroad tracks to U.S. 74 (Martin Luther King Parkway) intersection;
• Several sections of the Wilmington Bypass;
• U.S. 17/U.S. 421 from U.S. 74/N.C. 133 intersection to the I-140 overpass;
• Kerr Avenue (S.R. 1175) from N.C. 132 to Randall Parkway;
• Edgewater Club Road (S.R. 1402) from Porter’s Neck Road (S.R. 1491) to end of the road;
• Judges Road (S.R. 2127) from U.S. 17 Business to Albemarle Road (S.R. 2213);
• Green Meadows Road (S.R. 2219) from U.S. 117 Business to Spicewood Street (S.R. 2281);
• Holly Shelter Road (S.R. 1002) from U.S. 117 to the Pender County line.
The following roads in Pender County will be resurfaced:
• U.S. 117 from New Hanover County line to N.C. 210;
• N.C. 53 from North/South Smith Street (S.R. 1400) to U.S. 117 Business in Burgaw.
A $6.4 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as March 16 and be completed by Nov. 18.
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.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.