RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface more than 20 miles of roads, including stretches of N.C. 150 in Shelby, U.S. 74 Business in Shelby, N.C. 10 and 16 sections of secondary roads throughout Cleveland County.A $3.8 million contract was awarded to Asphalt Paving of Shelby Inc. Work can begin as early as Aug. 27 and must be completed by June 30, 2013. The following roads will be resurfaced: 1.7 miles of U.S. 74 Business East (Warren Street) in Shelby from U.S. 74 to N.C. 150 (Dekalb Street); 1.4 miles of N.C. 150 (South Dekalb Street) in Shelby from N.C. 18 to the railroad; 0.9 mile of N.C. 10 (Casar Road) near Casar from Curt Ledford Road to Carpenter Knob Drive; 2.5 miles of Poplar Springs Church Road in Shelby from N.C. 150 to Old Boiling Springs Road; 2.4 miles of McBrayer Springs Road in Shelby from East Zion Church Road to Ross Grove Road; 1.9 miles of Lavender Road in Grover from N.C. 226 to Rob's Court; 1.5 miles of New Prospect Church Road near Fallston from Fallston-Waco Road to A.A. Barrett Road; 1.4 miles of North Lafayette Street in Shelby from N.C. 18 (Grover Street) to the city line; 1.2 miles of Fallston-Waco Road near Waco from A.A. Barrett Road to 600 feet south of Clineland Road; 1.1 miles of Poplar Springs Church Road in Shelby from U.S. 74 to Old Boiling Springs Road; 1.1 miles of County Club Road in Shelby from U.S. 74 Business to Kings Road; 0.9 mile of Clineland Road near Waco from Fallston-Waco Road to the Gaston County line; 0.6 mile of Potato House Road in Lawndale from Douglas Street to the dead end; 0.5 mile of Frederick Street in Shelby from Monroe Street to McBrayer Springs Road; 0.3 mile of Delview Road near Cherryville from Clineland Road to the Gaston County line; 0.3 mile of Hillway Drive/Hilltop Road near Kings Mountain from Lake Montonia Road to the Gaston County line; 0.3 mile of Ross Grove Road in Shelby from McBrayer Springs Road to N.C. 18; 0.2 mile of Charles Road in Shelby from the U.S. 74 Bypass to U.S. 74 Business; 0.1 mile of Shady Hill Road near Kings Mountain from Lake Montonia Road to the Gaston County line.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 24 contracts totaling $119.9 million awarded by Conti in July 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 9.5 percent, or $12.6 million, below NCDOT estimates. Since Gov. Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 678 highway contracts totaling $4.7 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.