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NCDOT Awards $3 Million for Interstate 85 Resurfacing Project in Gaston, Cleveland Counties

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface 6.7 miles of Interstate 85 from mile marker 7.3 in Cleveland County to mile marker 13.9 near Kings Mountain in Gaston County.

A $3 million contract was awarded to Sloan Construction Co. of Duncan, S.C. Work can begin as early as June 25 and be completed by Oct. 1.

Resurfacing I-85 is part of routine interstate maintenance. This project will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.

This is one of 30 contracts totaling $109.3 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 3.9 percent, or $4.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 631 highway contracts totaling $4.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.

Gov. Perdue's proposed budget continues to support an enhancing or expanding our transportation infrastructure. In doing so, 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.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact.

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2/15/2018 5:26 PM