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NCDOT Awards $4.8 Million Contract to Improve 23 Miles of Wake County Roads

RALEIGH - A contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation will mean improvements for 23 miles over 13 Wake County roads. The $4.8 million contract was awarded to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh to resurface the roads in the central part of the county. The work for this contract can start as early as July 8, with a portion of the project completed before mid-August, and all roads done by the end of June 2015. Among the roads set to be resurfaced are:

  • 3.8 miles of Main Street between the junction with Technology Drive and GB Alford Highway;
  • 0.3 miles of Barefoot Road between W. Academy Street and the county line;
  • 1.7 miles of Blaney Franks Road between Penny Road and Ten-Ten Road;
  • 1.2 miles of Carpenter Upchurch Road between the junction with Cornerstone Drive and the junction with Morrisville Parkway;
  • 0.6 miles of Dillard Drive between Walnut Street and Jones Franklin Road;
  • 3.1 miles of Fanny Brown Road between Ten-Ten Road and Old Stage Road;
  • 0.7 miles of N. Harrison Road between N.E. Maynard Road and Chapel Hill Road;
  • 1.2 miles of Holly SpringsNew Hill Road between the junction with Ancient Oaks Drive and 0.2 miles south of Cateswood Court;
  • 0.2 miles of Old Apex Road between the intersection of N.W. and S.W. Maynard Road and the junction with Brentwood Drive;
  • 1.6 miles of Old Holly SpringsApex Road between Woods Creek Road and New Hill Road;
  • 3.1 miles of Olive Chapel Road between New Hill Olive Chapel Road and Kelly Road;
  • 3.1 miles of Wagstaff Road between S. Main Street and the county line;
  • 0.8 miles of Woodland Road between Old Stage Road and Timber Drive; and
  • 2 miles of Ebenezer Church Road between Westgate Road and 50 feet into Graylyn Drive.

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 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. This was one of 29 contracts totaling $107.5 million awarded by NCDOT in for highway and bridge 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 9.1 percent, or $10.7 million, below NCDOT estimates. For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit


2/15/2018 5:23 PM