RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than 25 miles of primary and secondary roads in Onslow and Pender counties.
The $5.6 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro. Work can begin as early as March 19 and be completed by Nov. 16.
The roads designated for resurfacing in Onslow County include:
6.8 miles of N.C. 210 from the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to the Pender County line in North Topsail Beach;
5.9 miles of Gum Branch Road from Timothy Road to Wilmington Street in Richlands;
4.4 miles of Dawson Cabin Road from U.S. 17 to Haws Run Road in Jacksonville;
2.5 miles of Old 30 Road from the pavement change to Riggs Road in Jacksonville;
1.6 miles of N.C. 24 Business from U.S. 17 Business to west of the U.S. 17 overpass in Jacksonville;
1.2 miles of Wolf Swamp Road from Piney Green Road to U.S. 17 in Jacksonville;
0.9 miles of Old 30 Road at Piney Green Road near Jacksonville; and
0.6 miles of Old 30 Road near Morton Elementary School in Jacksonville.
More than 1 mile of Sidbury Road from U.S. 17 to the New Hanover County line near Scotts Hill in Pender County also will be resurfaced.
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 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.