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NCDOT Awards $4 Million Contract to Resurface Roads in Henderson Count

RALEIGH -- N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface 15 miles of U.S. 25 from the South Carolina line to Old Zirconia Road near Zirconia and three sections of secondary roads in Henderson County.The $4 million contract was awarded to Rogers Group Inc. of Nashville, Tenn. Work can begin as early as April 30 and is scheduled for completion by Oct. 19.The secondary roads to be resurfaced are:  2.9 miles of N. Main Street/Clear Creek Road from Howard Gap Road to the railroad tracks;  4.3 miles of Stepp Mill Road/Union Hill Road/Sugarloaf Road from Highland Lake/Upward Road/Ridge Road/Pilot Mountain Road to Sugarloaf Road; and  2.5 miles of Butler Bridge Road/North Mills River/Jeffress Road from the bridge over I-26 to N.C. 280 in Henderson County.This is one of 29 contracts totaling $167.9 million awarded recently 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 7.5 percent, or about $13.5 million, below NCDOT estimates.Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 540 highway contracts totaling $3.9 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.


2/15/2018 5:26 PM