RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than 10 miles of secondary roads in Perquimans County. The $1 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro. Work can begin as early as April 2 and be completed by June 15.The roads designated for resurfacing include: 3.78 miles of Harvey Point Road from Pender Road to Church Lane; 3.20 miles of Body Road from Old U.S. 17 to Woodland Church Road; 1.30 miles of Woodland Church Road from U.S. 17 to Body Road; 0.71 miles of Burgess Road from Harvey Point Road to Matthews Road; 0.63 miles of Sutton's Lane from New Hope Road to the dead end; 0.60 miles of Burnt Mill Road from Snag Harbor Road to Perry-Long Road; and 0.37 miles of Hertford Beach Road from Harvey Point Road to the dead end.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.