RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface 0.1 miles of U.S. 70 from the new pavement to Jamestown Road and 11 sections of secondary road in Burke County.
The $672,544 contract was awarded to Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tenn. Work can begin June 25 and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 30.
The sections of secondary road to be resurfaced are:
1.4 miles of Ox Hill Road from new pavement near county line to Corpening Bridge Road
1 mile of Crawley Dale Street from Jenkins Road to end of maintenance;
0.9 miles of Brandon Road from Mountain View Road to U.S. 70;
0.4 miles of 34th Street from the Catawba County line to Hickory Airport Road;
0.3 miles of Evans Drive from U.S. 70 to end of maintenance;
0.1 miles of Evans Ave. from Evans Drive to end of maintenance;
0.5 miles of Cresthill Drive from N.C. 126 to dead end;
0.3 miles of Sunset Drive from Cresthill Drive to dead end;
0.1 miles of Crest Ave. from Cresthill Drive to end of maintenance;
0.7 miles of Snipe Street from U.S. 64 to dead end; and
0.2 miles of Corpening Bridge Road from Ox Hill Road to end of pavement.
These routine maintenance projects will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
This is one of 30 contracts totaling $109.3 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 3.9 percent, or $4.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 631 highway contracts totaling $4.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.
Gov. Perdue's proposed budget continues to support an 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.
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.