RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build the next section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop from south of Cliffdale Road to east of the All-American Freeway in Fayetteville.
The contract includes building 6.7-miles of a new four lane highway with interchanges located at Cliffdale Road and Canopy Lane.
The $125.4 million contract was awarded to Conti Enterprises, Inc. of Edison, NJ. Work can begin as early as Sept. 29 and is scheduled to be completed by October 2018, with all work except vegetation. Final completion is set for March 2019.
The first section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop from I-95 to Ramsey Street opened to traffic in 2005. A 1.7-mile section of the Outer Loop opened to traffic on Monday, Aug. 4 of this year from Murchison Road to Bragg Boulevard. The sections from Murchison Road to Ramsey Street and from Bragg Boulevard to the All-American Freeway are scheduled to be complete in August 2016.
This is one of the 12 road and bridge contracts worth $160.9 million recently awarded by NCDOT for projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The low bids received on the projects were three percent, or about $5 million below NCDOT estimates.