Will improve ride quality, make travel safer and more efficient for motorists
RALEIGH The N.C Department of Transportation will begin making improvements to 26 miles of roads in Forsyth County this month. Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $4 million contract to Larco Construction, a division of Branscome Inc, of Winston Salem to do the work which can begin as early as July 30, and conclude by Nov9.
The roads designated for resurfacing include:
7.1 miles of Reidsville Road (U.S.158) from N.C. 66 to the Guilford County line;1.3 miles of Holder Road from Lewisville-Clemmons Road to the point where the road ends;3.2 miles of Union Cross Road from Woodgate Drive to N.C. 109;0.8 miles of Industrial Park Drive from N.C. 66 to Macy Grove Road;1.6 miles of Ridgewood Road from Union Cross Road to Old High Point Road;1.4 miles of Phillips Bridge Road from Country Club Road to Styers Ferry Road;1.4 miles of Barnes Road from South Main Street to Old Lexington Road;1.3 miles of West Hanes Mill Road from the railroad crossing to University Parkway;2.7 miles of Seward Road from Seward Circle to Vienna-Dozer Road;2.1 miles of Fishel Road from Peters Creek Parkway (N.C. 150) to South Main Street;2.1 miles of Darwick Road from Old Salisbury Road to Ebert Road; and0.8 miles of Kecoughtan Road from Yadkinville Road to Skylark Road;
Resurfacing these sections of roads will improve safety, make travel more efficient and extend the lifespan of the county's transportation network. It will also enhance the ride quality for motorists.
This is one of 23 contracts totaling $246.7 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 5.9 percent, or $15.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget continues to support 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.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.