- N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract for widening and paving 17 miles of roadway in Alamance and Caswell counties. The $4 million contract was awarded to the Thompson-Arthur Division of APAC-Atlantic Inc. of Greensboro. Work can begin as early as March 21, 2012 and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 21, 2012.The following roadways are included in the project:
- A 6.7-mile section of N.C. 87 from Altamahaw-Ossipee in Alamance County through Caswell County to the Rockingham County line will be widened two feet on either side to improve safety. After the widening work is complete, the road will be resurfaced;
- A 1.8-mile section of U.S. 70 (Church Street) from East Lake Drive to Forestdale Drive in Burlington will be resurfaced;
- A 1.7-mile section of N.C. 87/N.C. 100 (Webb Avenue) from Gilmer Street to N.C. 49 in Alamance County will be resurfaced;
- A 3.6-mile section of Lakeview Avenue/Park Avenue/Logan Street/Lakeside Avenue from N.C. 87/Webb Avenue to West Old Glencoe Road will be resurfaced; and
- A 3.3-mile section of N.C. 62 (Rauhut Street) from just north of Union Ridge Road to U.S. 70 (Fisher Street) in Alamance County will be widened two feet on either side to improve safety. After the widening work is complete, the road will be resurfaced.
This is one of 11 contracts totaling $71.7 million awarded by 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 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. For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov