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RALEIGH - Eleven construction contracts totaling $71.7 million were awarded by Transportation Secretary Gene Conti for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The winning bids received on the projects came in about 12.2 percent, or about $10 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 427 highway contracts totaling $3.4 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. 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. Projects were awarded in the following counties: Granville County, Montgomery County, Moore County, Rocky Mount, Wake County, New Hanover County, Nash/Edgecombe Counties, Harnett County, Bladen/Columbus Counties, Robeson County, Alamance/Caswell Counties. Guilford County.


2/13/2018 4:26 PM