RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than 78 miles of primary and secondary roads in Cumberland and Harnett counties.
The $9.6 million contract was awarded to Johnson Brothers Utility & Paving Company Inc. of Lillington. Work can begin as early as March 15, 2012 and be completed by Dec. 16, 2012.
The contract includes improving more than 3 miles of N.C. 82 from U.S. 301 to the Harnett County line and 5.4 miles of U.S. 401 from Farmers Road to Dusty Lane between Fayetteville and Linden. In addition, several other primary and secondary roads also will be resurfaced.
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.