- A contract was awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation
to resurface more than 18 miles of Lee County roads. The $2.2 million contract was awarded to Riley Paving Inc. of Carthage to resurface the roads in the central part of the county. Work on this contract can start as early as July 28, and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2015. Because asphalt does not set properly when the temperature is below 50 degrees, in most cases paving shuts down in November and resumes the following spring.Among the roads set to be resurfaced are:
Because several of these roads are busy commuter and commercial routes, work on those sections will be done at night, with no lane closures or restrictions allowed between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This was one of 18 road and bridge contracts worth $248.1 million recently awarded by NCDOT for 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 three percent, or $8.3 million, below NCDOT estimates.For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.
- 3.9 miles of U.S. 1 North and South between the bridge at N.C. 42 and the intersection of Pendergrass Road;
- 6 miles of U.S. 1 North and South between Bryan Drive and Quail Ridge Drive;
- 1.4 miles of S. Franklin Drive between Henley Road and Pendergrass Road;
- 0.7 miles of Holder Road between Kentyrewood Farm Road and Sheriff Watson Road;
- 3.7 miles of Blackstone Road between Steer Bridge Road and Center Church Road;
- 0.2 miles of Wilson Road between Lee Avenue and Industrial Drive; and
- 2.3 miles of Salem Church Road between N.C. 42 and Buckhorn Road.