RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $10.8 million contract to resurface U.S. 74 from N.C. 214 in Columbus County to the Brunswick County line.
The contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as June 25 and be completed by Nov. 15, 2013.
This is one of 30 contracts totaling $109.3 million recently 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 3.9 percent, or $4.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 631 highway contracts totaling $4.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.
Gov. Perdue's proposed budget continues to support enhancing or expanding our transportation infrastructure. In doing so, 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.