RALEIGH TheN.C. Department of Transportationhas awarded a contract for resurfacing projects on 11 sections of secondary roads in Montgomery and Richmond counties. The project will resurface just over 27.68 miles of roads.
The sections of roads in Montgomery County included in the project are along McKay Hill Road, Haithcock Road, Haywood Road, Valley View Church Road, Bowles Road, Indian Mound Road, Town Creek Mound Road and Shoe Factory Road. Sections of Grassy Island Road in Richmond County are also included. The project will involve milling, paving, asphalt surface treatments and new pavement markings. The project is scheduled to wrap up by October 16.
This work is part of NCDOT's yearly resurfacing for roadway preservation. Pavement preservation is like changing the oil in your car as basic maintenance can help more expensive repairs later. It's important to make minor improvements to good roads regularly, because it delays major road repairs that are much more costly, time-consuming and disruptive to motorists. This work will repair cracked or weathered pavement, which will extend the life of the roads, reduce further maintenance needs and increase motorist comfort and mobility.
There will be no detour associated with this work. However, motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
Barnhill Contracting Company of Rocky Mount is the contractor for the $1.8 million project. The contract was awarded to the lowest bidder as required by state law.
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