RALEIGH - A $3.3 million contract has been awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson for improvements over 20.5 miles of five Warren County roads. The contract calls for lane widening, resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction for the following roads:
- 3.5 miles of Vicksboro Road from U.S. 401 to the Vance County line;
- 5.4 miles of Axtell-Ridgeway Road from U.S. 158 to Mansion Axtell Road;
- 5.4 miles of Martin Luther King Road from U.S. 401 to SR 1115;
- 2.8 miles of Harris Town Road from U.S. 158 to Macon Embro Road; and
- 3.4 miles of Embro-Odell Road from Matt Nelson Road to Marmaduke Road.
Work is scheduled to start as early as Feb. 27, with the project completed by Oct. 12, 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.