RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface 14.3 miles of roads in Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties.A $1.4 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro. Work can begin as early as Nov. 26 and must be completed by Oct. 11, 2013. The following roads will be resurfaced in Hyde County: 1.6 miles of New Lands Road in Fairfield from Piney Woods Road to Seth Road; and 1.1 miles of Quarter Road in Swan Quarter from New Road to Oyster Creek Road.The following secondary roads will be resurfaced in Tyrrell County: 1.9 miles of Riverneck Landing Road in Columbia from Soundside Road to the end of pavement; and 0.8 miles of Deweys Pier Road in Columbia from Soundside Road to the end of pavement.The following secondary roads will be resurfaced in Washington County: 5.1 miles of Railroad Bed Road in Roper from 1.3 miles south of Mill Pond Road to A Canal Road; 1.8 miles of Jones White Road in Creswell from N.C. 94 to new pavement; and 2 miles of Wenona Road in Roper from A Canal Road to C Canal Road.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 15 contracts totaling $73.6 million awarded by Conti in October 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 9.1 percent, or $7.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 727 highway contracts totaling $5 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. Gov. Perdue continues to support immediate jobs in the construction sector and the goal of ensuring that our transportation network facilitates access to jobs, education and healthcare for the future.