RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation
Secretary Gene Conti has awarded three contracts totaling $9.4 million for several projects in Nash and Wilson counties. The following projects were awarded contracts:
A detour bridge will be constructed parallel to the bridge construction site. Traffic will be shifted onto the detour bridge so that the existing bridge can be demolished and replaced.
- Replacing the bridge on Halifax Road over the Tar River in southwest Rocky Mount near the community of Westmount in Nash County. A $3 million contract was awarded to United Contractors Inc. of Johnston, Iowa. Work can begin as early as Jan. 30, with final completion scheduled for no later than Dec. 31, 2013.
One lane of traffic at a time will be closed during work, and the road will remain open to traffic.
- Resurfacing 21.4 miles of U.S. 264 from the Wake County line through Nash County and ending at U.S. 301 in Wilson County. A $4.6 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as March 16, with final completion scheduled for no later than Dec. 1.
A $1.8 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro. Work can begin as early as March 16, with final completion no later than Dec. 1.These are three of 30 contracts totaling $82.6 million awarded by Conti this month for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The contracts awarded came in about 8 percent, or about $7.2 million, below NCDOT estimates. For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.
- Resurfacing several roads in Nash County including:
- N.C. 581 from N.C. 97 to West Mount Drive;
- N.C. 581 from U.S. 64 Alt. to the Franklin County line;
- N.C. 97 from N.C. 58 to just past Pridgen Road; and
- N.C. 33 from U.S. 301 to N.C. 48.