RALEIGH - N.C.
Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than 13
miles of roadway in Guilford and Rockingham counties.
The $2.7 million contract was
awarded to the Sharpe Brothers Division of Vecellio & Grogan Inc. of
Beckley, W.Va. Work can begin as early
as April 29, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 7, 2013.
As part of the contract, a
2.6-mile section of N.C. 68 near Stokesdale will be resurfaced from north of
N.C. 65 West in Guilford County to north of Lemons Loop/Sylvania Road in
Also in Rockingham County, the
following roadways will be resurfaced:
- A 2-mile section of U.S. 220 Business near Madison and Mayodan
beginning at Market Street and continuing to Adams Street;
- A 2.7-mile section of U.S. 158/N.C. 14 in Reidsville beginning at U.S.
29 to U.S. 29 Business and continuing 0.7 mile north along N.C. 14 to
Wilson Road; and
- Guerrant Springs Road near Eden from Mayfield Road to Oregon Hill
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
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.