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Balfour Beatty Awarded $22 Million Contract for New Route on N.C. 133/Long Beach Road

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., a $22 million contract to construct a new route to link N.C. 87/N.C. 133 and N.C. 211 to ease congestion near Southport in Brunswick County.The Long Beach Road Extension project will be a two-lane road linking N.C. 87/N.C. 133 and N.C. 211. At one end of the project, near the intersection of N.C. 211 and N.C. 133/Long Beach Road, a bridge will replace the culvert at Jump and Run Creek. A second bridge will be constructed in a new section of roadway.

"This new link will improve mobility through the area, which will help tourists as well as business travelers," said Karen Fussell, P.E., NCDOT Division 3 engineer.

Construction of the 3.4-mile road can begin as early as April 29, and is scheduled for completion of all but landscaping by Nov. 15, 2015. Final completion is expected in May 2016.Some detours will be needed while the culvert is replaced with a bridge, so Long Beach Road/N.C. 133 will be open throughout construction.

This is one of 27 contracts totaling $106.9 million awarded by NCDOT in March 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 5.3 percent, or $5.9 million, below NCDOT estimates.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM