RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.8 million contract for improvements to eight state roads in Granville County, covering 22.5 miles. The contract awarded Barrett, Irvin and Jordan Contractors, Inc. of Durham calls for milling, shoulder reconstruction and resurfacing of those roads.
The improvements include sections of Certainty Road, Industry Drive, Certainteed Drive, Old Oxford Highway and Hillsboro Street in Oxford, as well as Brogden Road, Northside Drive and 33rd Street in the Butner-Creedmoor area.
Construction can begin as early as Feb. 27, and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 10, 2012.
This is one of 12 contracts totaling $32.1 million awarded by Transportation Secretary Gene Conti for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 6 percent, or about $2.1 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 439 highway contracts totaling $3.4 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.