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.
secondary roads, covering 16.8 miles will also see improvements, including
sections of Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road, Sikes Mill Roads and Indian
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.
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.
more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North
Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.