RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than 11 miles of primary and secondary roads in Dare County. The $1.4 million contract was awarded to RPC Contracting Inc. of Kitty Hawk. Work can begin as early as April 2 and be completed by Aug. 24.The contract includes improving more than 4 miles of N.C. 12 thru Avon from the new pavement to Park Drive and 7.4 miles of 18 secondary roads. The roads designated for resurfacing include: 1.14 miles of Ocean View Drive from N.C. 12 to the end of maintenance; 1.09 miles of Sound Landing Road from Perry Road to the end of maintenance; 0.79 miles of Hasen Road from Old Post Office Road to Pine Road; 0.76 miles of Harbor Road from N.C. 12 to Reef Drive; 0.58 miles of John Wilson Road from U.S. 64 to the dead end; 0.42 miles of Old Post Office Road from N.C. 345 to Old N.C. 345; 0.42 miles of Hasen Road from Pine Road to Davis Road; 0.39 miles of Kitty Hawk Baptist Road from Sound Landing Road to Kitty Hawk Woods Road; 0.29 miles of Old Lodge Hall Road from Old N.C. 345 to Hasen Road; 0.25 miles of Methodist Church Road from Harbor Road to Reed Drive; 0.23 miles of Weakfish Drive from N.C. 12 to the end of maintenance; 0.19 miles of Surfside Drive from Sea Oats Drive to the end of maintenance; 0.19 miles of Scarborough Road from North End Road to Reef Drive; 0.17 miles of Kitty Hawk Village Road from Charlie Perry Road to Kitty Hawk Woods Road; 0.13 miles of Baumtown Road from the end of pavement to the end of maintenance; 0.12 miles of Sand Road from Woodall Way to the end of maintenance; 0.11 miles of Seashore Drive from Seabreeze Drive to the end of maintenance; and 0.07 miles of Ocean Bay Boulevard from Baum Bay Drive to the end of maintenance.Resurfacing this section of road will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.This is one of 29 contracts totaling $167.9 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 7.5 percent, or about $13.5 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 540 highway contracts totaling $3.9 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.