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NCDOT Awards $2.5 Million Contract to Widen and Pave Roads in Guilford County

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract for widening and paving nearly 15 miles of roadway in Guilford County.The $2.5 million contract was awarded to Blythe Construction, Inc. of Charlotte.  Work can begin as early as April 10, and is scheduled for completion by Aug. 17.Sections of two roadways will be widened two feet on either side to improve safety. After the widening work is complete, the roads will be resurfaced.  The following roadways are included in the project:
  • 6 miles of N.C. 62 from Coble Church Road to the Alamance County line; and
  • 4.4 miles section of N.C. 61 from Sockwell Road to N.C. 150.
In addition, the following roadways will be resurfaced:
  • .5 miles of Deermont Road from N.C. 61 to Laurel Point Drive;
  • .2 miles of Buck Springs Trail from Laurel Point Drive to Deermont Road;
  • .8 miles of Laurel Point Drive from where state road maintenance ends to the cul-de-sac;
  • .1 miles of Walnut Ridge Road from Laurel Point Drive to where state road maintenance ends;
  • .1 miles of Round Stone Court from Laurel Point Drive to the cul-de-sac; and
  • 2.5 miles of McConnell Road from Mount Hope Church Road to Rock Creek Dairy Road.
Resurfacing these sections of roadway will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.This is one of 30 contracts totaling $82.6 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 8 percent, or about $7.2 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 471 highway contracts totaling $3.6 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.

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2/15/2018 5:26 PM

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