Raleigh--The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.6 million contract for milling, resurfacing and shoulder work on 18.5 miles of roads in Person County. The contract was awarded to Carolina Sunrock, LLC of Raleigh.
Work on the following roads can begin as early as July 27 and will be completed by November 25;
7.1 miles of U.S 158 Business from Day Road to the Granville County line;1 mile of N.C. 57 from the Orange County line to U.S. 501; 4.3 miles of N.C. 49 from Olive Branch Road to the Granville County line;1.7 miles of U.S. 501 from N.C. 49 to Allie Clay Road; 3.1 miles of Charlie Long Road from N.C. 49 to Hurdle Mills Road; and1.3 miles of Dee Long Road from N.C. 49 to U.S.158
Because U.S. 501 is a busy commuter route, the contractor will not be able to close or narrow a lane on that highway between N.C. 49 and Allie Clay Road on weekdays from 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.
This is one of 21 road and bridge projects recently awarded by the Department of Transportation. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law. They are worth $229.3 million, which is $9.1 million below NCDOT engineers' estimated cost.