RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface U.S. 74 in Kings Mountain and 17 sections of secondary roads throughout Cleveland County.
A $5.8 million contract was awarded to Asphalt Paving of Shelby. Work can begin as early as March 15, 2012 and be completed by Nov. 15, 2012.
The following roads will be resurfaced:
- 12.7 miles of U.S. 74 from Harmon Road to the Gaston County line;
- 2.4 miles of McKinney Road near Boiling Springs from Mt. Pleasant Church Road to the Rutherford County line;
- 2.3 miles of Artee Road in Lattimore from Main Street to Plato Lee Road;
- 1.3 miles of Waco-Fallston Road in Waco from A.A. Barrett Road to N.C. 150;
- 1.1 miles of Holly Hill Road in Boiling Springs from N.C. 150 to the end of Holly Hill Road;
- 1.1 miles of Barrett Road in Kings Mountain from Bethlehem Road to Long Branch Road;
- 0.9 miles of Blackburn Drive in Grover from Watterson Road to N.C. 226;
- 0.8 miles of Hardin Circle in Grover off of N.C. 226;
- 0.8 miles of Watterson Road in Grover from Hardin Circle to the South Carolina state line;
- 0.5 miles of Graham Street in Shelby from N.C. 18 (Lafayette Street) to Kings Road;
- 0.3 miles of Tepee Drive in Kings Mountain from Barrett Road to the Cul-de-Sac;
- 0.5 miles of Walker Street in Kings Mountain from N.C. 216 to Waco Road;
- 0.4 miles of Woodland Drive in Shelby from N.C. 18 to Hickory Nut Road;
- 0.2 miles of Jones Road Extension in Lattimore from Towery Road to the Cul-de-Sac;
- 0.3 miles of Peoria Lane in Kings Mountain from Tepee Drive to the Cul-de-Sac;
- 0.3 miles of Cheyenne Drive in Kings Mountain from Peoria Lane to Barrett Road;
- 0.2 miles of Hickory Nut Road in Shelby from Woodland Drive to the dead end; and
- 0.2 miles of Wild Cherry Lane in Shelby from Woodland Drive to the dead end.
Resurfacing these sections of roadway will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
This is one of 12 contracts totaling $32.1 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 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.
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.