RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to widen and resurface 0.5 miles of N.C. 46 from the southbound ramp of I-95 to Lebanon Church Road and a 3.6-mile section of Lebanon Church Road from N.C. 46 to N.C. 48 in Garysburg.The $3 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro. Work can begin July 30 and is scheduled for completion by Feb. 11, 2014. 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.