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15 Mile Stretch of U.S. 401 to be Resurfaced in Wake and Franklin Counties

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will be providing a smoother ride for motorists traveling along U.S. 401 next year between Louisbury Road south of Rolesville and Fox Park Road in Louisburg.

The DOT awarded a $2.3 million contract to Carolina Sunrock LLC of Raleigh to resurface a 15.2-mile stretch of U.S. 401 in Wake and Franklin counties.That includes intersections with N.C. 96 and N.C. 98 and through the Town of Rolesville.

The work can begin in mid-March 2015, and is scheduled to wrap up by the end of July 2015.

Since U.S. 401 is a busy commuter route between Franklin County and Raleigh, the contractor will not be allowed to close or narrow any lanes on weekdays between 6 and 9 a.m., and 4 and 7 p.m.

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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM