Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to widen a 2.1-mile section of Camden Road from east of Oakland Avenue to just north of Owen Drive in Fayetteville. The contract includes widening the existing two-lane road to four lanes with a divided median. In addition, crews will widen the bridges over the CSX railroad and Little Rockfish Creek and build a retaining wall.
The $12 million contract was awarded to Highland Paving Company, LLC of Fayetteville. Work can begin as early as Sept. 1, once all utility relocations are complete. All construction work should be completed by Nov. 1, 2016, with permanent vegetation established by May 1, 2017.
This was one of 28 contracts worth $282.3 million recently awarded by NCDOT for highway, bridge and ferry projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The winning bids for the projects came in almost five percent, or $14.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.