RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface 3.4 miles of Crescent Road from U.S. 70 to U.S. 258 in Kinston.The $22.8 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro. Work can begin July 30 and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 22, 2013. The project also includes upgrading the signals, signage and drainage in addition to adding a noise wall.This is one of 23 contracts totaling $246.7 million recently 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 5.9 percent, or $15.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 654 highway contracts totaling $4.5 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.