- A contract was awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation
to resurface nearly 18 miles of Chatham County roads. The $3.7 million contract was awarded to S. T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to resurface the roads in the eastern part of the county. Work for 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, roads will not be closed or lanes narrowed when traffic is heaviest, on holidays, or during special events.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.
- 1.9 miles of U.S. 64 East between Big Woods Road and Jordan Lake;
- 4.6 miles of U.S. 64 West between Jordan Lake and Haw River;
- 0.2 miles of U.S. 64 near the intersection of Mount Gilead Church Road and N. Pea Ridge Road;
- 0.2 miles of U.S. 64 at the intersection of Farrington Road and Beaver Creek Road;
- 9.2 miles of Farrington Road between U.S. 64 and the Orange County line;
- 1.2 miles of Sugar Lake Road between Mount Gilead Church Road and the end of maintenance; and
- 0.3 miles of Goldston Glendon Road between S. Main Street and 2306 Goldston Carbonton Road.