RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $2.2 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to resurface a 7.8-mile section of U.S. 158 from N.C 86 in Caswell County to the Person County line. As part of the resurfacing project, the road will be widened two feet on either side to improve safety.The contract also includes the resurfacing of a 4.4-mile section of Ashland Road from N.C. 150 to U.S. 158 and a 2.8-mile section of Camp Springs Road from Cherry Grove Road to N.C. 150.Work can start as early as April 21, 2013, with final completion set for Aug. 30, 2013.This is one of 15 contracts totaling $73.6 million awarded by Conti in October 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 9.1 percent, or $7.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 727 highway contracts totaling $5 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.