RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to upgrade more than 100 signals to a computerized traffic signal
system in Jacksonville.
Signals at the intersections of U.S. 17/N.C. 24, U.S. 17/N.C. 53/Western Boulevard and U.S. 258/N.C. 24 are included in the contract. Upgrading the signals to a computerized system will improve signal timing and congestion throughout Jacksonville.
The $4.8 million contract was awarded to Brooks-Berry-Haynie & Associates of Mableton, Ga. Work can begin as early as Feb. 27 and be completed by July 1, 2014.
This is one of 39 contracts totaling $203.2 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 2.9 percent, or about $6.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 511 highway contracts totaling $3.8 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.