RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to preserve more than 35 miles of primary roads in Duplin, Onslow and Pender counties.
The $2.2 million contract was awarded to Slurry Pavers Inc. of Glen Allen, Va. Work can begin as early as March 18, 2013 and be completed by July 26, 2013.
The following roads will be preserved using a technique called micro-surfacing:
- N.C. 50 in Pender County from N.C. 53 to the Duplin County line;
- U.S. 421 near Burgaw;
- N.C. 50 in Onslow County from Preston Wells Road to Haws Runs Road near Holly Ridge; and
- N.C. 50 in Duplin County from N.C. 41 to N.C. 24.
Micro-surfacing is a cost-effective preservation technique that fills in cracks and improves the riding surface of either concrete or asphalt pavements. The product used dries quickly, which allows traffic back on the road in a short amount of time.
This was one of 22 contracts totaling $67.1 million awarded by Conti in November 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 6.2 percent, or $4.5 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 749 highway contracts totaling $5.1 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.