RALEIGH -N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface 12.8 miles of N.C. 171 from U.S. 64 to the Beaufort County Line in Martin County. The $2.5 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Construction Co. of Tarboro. Work can begin Nov. 26 and is scheduled for completion by Aug. 2, 2013.This routine maintenance project will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.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.