RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $1.7 million contract to Onslow Grading and Paving Inc. of Jacksonville to improve the intersection of N.C. 210 and N.C. 172 in Sneads Ferry.
Work includes constructing an additional left turn lane on N.C. 210 for motorists turning onto N.C. 172, constructing a new lane on N.C. 172 to accommodate motorists using the new left turn lane on N.C. 210 and upgrading the traffic signal.
Work can begin as early as Oct. 1 and should be completed by Oct. 12, 2013.
This is one of 18 contracts totaling $205.8 million awarded by Conti in August 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 15.4 percent, or $37.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 697 highway contracts totaling $4.9 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.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit https://www.ncdot.gov/.