RALEIGH -N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to resurface more than eight miles of roadways in Moore and Lee counties.
The $1.5 million project was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work may begin as early as March 15, with project completion expected by Aug. 31.
Resurfacing will take place on 3.7 miles of N.C. 24/27 just west of downtown Carthage, between Bethlehem Church Road and N.C. 22. Several sections of Broad Street in downtown Southern Pines also will be resurfaced.
Other areas affected in Lee County are:
1.9 miles on Edwards Road west of Lemon Springs;
0.5 miles of Cumnock Road north of Highway 421;
0.3 miles on Big Springs Road near Center Church Road; and
0.2 miles on Farley Road off of Holt Road.
Other areas affected in Moore County are:
0.7 miles of Chalmers Road west of Branch Road ; and
0.4 miles of Preacher Price Road off of Phillips Road.
This was one of 39 contracts totaling $203.2 million awarded by Conti in the past month for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids awarded came in at about 2.9 percent, or $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.
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