RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $50.5 million contract to W.C. English, Inc. of Lynchburg, Va. to widen Piney Green Road in Jacksonville.
Work includes widening more than six miles of Piney Green Road from N.C. 24 to N.C. 17 from a two lanes to a four-lane divided road. Work can begin as early as Oct. 29 and must be complete by April 2016.
This is one of 14 contracts totaling $100.8 million awarded by Conti in September 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 11.3 percent, or $12.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 712 highway contracts totaling $5 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. 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.