RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface a 9.5-mile section of N.C. 58 from just east of Ocean Ridge Road to the south end of Indian Beach city limits in Carteret County. The $1.8 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corporation of Wilson. Work can begin as early as April 2 and be completed by May 24.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.