Shelby -TheN.C. Department of Transportationhas awarded a contract for pavement rehabilitation along seven miles of Interstate 77 in Iredell County.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-77 from mile markers 45 to 54 near Statesville will undergo repairs in the next 18 months to make travel along the interstate smoother for motorists.Maymead Inc., of Mountain City, Tenn., was awarded the $8,762,941 contract to complete the project.
Rehabilitation of I-77's southbound lanes will begin this spring with milling, resurfacing, adding rumble strips and installing permanent pavement markers and guardrails. That part of the project is expected to be completed by mid-October.
Work on the northbound lanes should begin in spring 2015, with the entire project completed by late October 2015.
While the project is ongoing, there will be no lane closures on I-77 or its ramps from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
This is one of the 17 road and bridge contracts worth $32.2 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 8.5 percent, or almost $3 million below NCDOT estimates.
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