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NCDOT Awards $5.3 Million for Resurfacing Projects in Catawba County

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface 34.6 miles of roads in Catawba County.

A $5.3 million contract was awarded to Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tenn. Work can begin as early as March 15 and be completed by Nov. 15.

The following roads will be resurfaced:

  • 6.1 miles of St. James/Mays Chapel Road in Catawba County from U.S. 321 Business to N.C. 10;
  • 4.5 miles of U.S. 321 in Catawba County from N.C. 127 to the bridge over the Henry Fork River;
  • 3 miles of U.S. 321 Business in Maiden from the Lincoln County line to Providence Mill Road;
  • 2.4 miles of Lee Cline Road in St. Stephens from County Home Road to Houston Mill Road;
  • 2.4 miles of Spencer Road in Hickory from Old U.S. 70 to 25th Street NE;
  • 2.4 miles of Kiesler Dairy Road in Claremont from Travis Road to Old Catawba Road;
  • 1.9 miles of Smyre Farm Road in Catawba County from St. James Church Road to N.C. 16;
  • 1.8 miles of C&B Farm Road in St. Stephens from Lee Cline Road to N.C. 16;
  • 1.6 miles of Jack Whitener Road in Dulan from Prison Camp Road to Mays Chapel Church Road;
  • 1.6 miles of Highland Avenue in Hickory from Startown Road to 8th Avenue NE;
  • 1.4 miles of 4th Street in Conover from N.C. 16 to Industrial Drive;
  • 1.2 miles of 16th Street NE in Hickory from 12th Avenue/Street NE to 8th Street Drive;
  • 1.1 miles of 4th Avenue SW in Hickory from U.S. 70 to 3rd Avenue;
  • 1 mile of 4th Avenue in Maiden from U.S. 321 Business to Providence Mill Road;
  • 0.8 miles of 39th Avenue Drive in Hickory from 36th Avenue NW to 4th Street Court NW;
  • 0.6 miles of 11th Avenue SE in Hickory from Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard to the end of the state maintained road.
  • 0.5 miles of 1st Street in Conover from U.S. 70 to N.C. 16;
  • 0.2 miles of 10th Avenue SW in Long View from 33rd Street SW to U.S. 70 East; and
  • 0.2 miles of 8th Avenue SW in Long View from 33rd Street SW to U.S. 70 West.

Resurfacing these sections of roadway will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.

This is one of 30 contracts totaling $82.6 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 8 percent, or about $7.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 471 highway contracts totaling $3.6 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.

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.

***NCDOT***

2/15/2018 5:26 PM