The N.C. Department of Transportation
has awarded a $4 million contract to do milling, resurfacing and shoulder work on 35 miles of roadway in Granville County. The contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro.Work on the following roads can begin as early as June 29 and will be completed by May 27, 2016; 7.2 miles of U.S 158 from the Person County line to 1.25 miles east of Hebron Road; 12.5 miles of N.C. 96 from 0.4 miles south of Belton Creek Baptist Church to the Franklin County line; 6.2 miles of Brassfield Road from Hawley School Road to N.C. 96; 1.5 miles of Hayes Road from N.C. 56 to Brassfield Road; 0.7 mile of Pope Road from Brassfield Road to Horseshoe Road; 4.5 miles of B Street/Gate 1 Road from Central Avenue to the joint west of I-85; and 2.7 miles of Lawrence Road from Brassfield Road to Bruce Garner Road.Because they are busy commuter routes, there can't be any lane closures or narrowing on U.S. 158 or N.C. 96 on Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. If Wilton Elementary school in Franklinton is in session, the time for no lane closures in the afternoon along N.C. 96 is extended to between 2:30 and 7 p.m. There also can't be any lane closures or narrowing along Brassfield Road between Monday and Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.This is one of 17 road, bridge and pedestrian 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 $315.4 million, which is $1 million above engineer's estimates.