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NCDOT awards $5.1 million contract to improve 24 miles of Union County roads

RALEIGH - A $5.1 million contract has been awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation for resurfacing, lane widening and shoulder reconstruction over 24 miles of Union County roads, including sections of U.S. 74 and N.C. 205. The contract, awarded to Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte, calls for improvements to 2.5 miles of westbound U.S. 74 in Marshville, and 4.7 miles of N.C. 205 from Olive Branch Road to New Salem Road, northeast of Monroe.

Nine secondary roads, covering 16.8 miles will also see improvements, including sections of Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road, Sikes Mill Roads and Indian Trail/Fairview Road.

Work can start as early as July 2, and is scheduled to wrap up by June 21, 2013.

This is one of 34 contracts totaling $130.8 million most recently awarded by Transportation Secretary Gene 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 1.4 percent, or $118.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.

 Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 575 highway contracts totaling $4.1 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.

For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.

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2/15/2018 5:26 PM