The N.C. Department of Transportation
has awarded a contract to improve 25 miles of roadway in Durham County.The $6 million contract was awarded to Carolina Sunrock, LLC of Raleigh. As part of the contract crews will be resurfacing: 1 mile of N.C. 751 between N.C. 54 and I-40; 3.2 miles of U.S. 15/501 Business between Garrett Road and University Drive; 0.2 miles of U.S. 70 Business (9th Street) between Main Street and Hillsborough Road; 0.9 miles of U.S. 70 Business (Hillsborough Road) between 9th Street and the bridge over Hillandale Road/Fulton Street; 4 miles of N.C. 157 (Guess Road) between North Point Drive and Six Gables Road; and 0.9 miles of N.C. 54 between Miami Boulevard and the pavement joint near the Wake County line.In addition, work will be done on 13 sections of secondary roads including: 1.2 miles of Angier Avenue between Miami Boulevard and U.S. 70; 0.7 miles of Mount Moriah Road between U.S. 15/501 and the Orange County line; 0.3 miles of Guess Road between the pavement joint south of I-85 and Broad Street; 3 miles of Garrett Road between N.C. 751 (Hope Valley Road) and U.S. 15/501 Business; and 1.5 miles of Chapel Hill Road between Morehead Ave and U.S. 15/501 Business. Work on the project can begin as early as March 2 and should be completed by April 29, 2016.Because these are busy routes, the contractor will not close or narrow a lane of traffic on N.C. 751 between N.C. 54 to I-40 between 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on U.S. 15/501 Business between Garrett Road and University Drive between 6 a.m. -7 p.m., Monday through Friday.For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov .This is one of seven road and bridge contracts worth $139.8 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 about $7.9 million below NCDOT estimates.