RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than 37 miles of primary and secondary roads in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
The $9.2 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro. Work can begin as early as March 19 and be completed by Nov. 16.
The roads designated for resurfacing in Brunswick County include:
15.5 miles of U.S. 17 from U.S. 17 Business on the south end of Bolivia to U.S. 17 Business near Shallotte;
4.5 miles of Royal Oak Road from U.S. 17 to Big Macedonia Road near Shallotte;
3.6 miles of Boones Neck Road from N.C. 130 to the end of the road near Holden Beach;
2 miles of Randolphville Road from U.S.17 Business to Galloway Road in Bolivia;
2 miles of U.S. 17 Business from U.S. 17 to N.C. 179 in Shallotte;
1.6 miles of Kirby Road from Seashore Road to N.C. 130 near Holden Beach; and
0.7 miles of N.C. 211 from U.S. 17 to Lockwood Folly River Bridge in Supply.
The roads designated for resurfacing in New Hanover County include:
5.1 miles of Holly Shelter Road from U.S. 117 (Castle Hayne Road) to the Pender County line in Castle Hayne;
4.9 miles of Sidbury Road from Dairy Farm Road to the Pender County line in Castle Hayne;
1.7 miles of Masonboro Loop Road from Grissom Road to the Whiskey Creek Bridge in Wilmington;
0.9 miles of Piner Road from east of U.S. 421 to Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington;
0.8 miles of U.S. 74/76 from east of Summer Rest Road to U.S. 76 in Wrightsville Beach;
0.7 miles of Sidbury Road from Blue Clay Road to Dairy Farm Road in Castle Hayne;
0.67 miles of U.S. 74 from U.S. 76 to west of Banks Channel Bridge in Wrightsville Beach;
0.5 miles of Shannon Road from Myrtle Grove Road to the end of the road in Wilmington; and
0.3 miles of Grissom Road from Peden Point Road to Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington.
Resurfacing this section of road 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.