RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti awarded a $32.3 million contract to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro to widen 1.6 miles of Murchison Road in Fayetteville.
Work includes widening Murchison Road from four to six lanes from Honeycutt Road to Bragg Boulevard in Spring Lake, constructing an interchange at Randolph Street and an overpass on Poe Avenue over N.C. 24/87.
Work can begin as early as Nov. 26 and must be completed by May 2016.
This was 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 estimates.
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.