Raleigh--The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.8 million contract for milling, resurfacing and shoulder work on 9.6 miles of roadway in Wake County. The contract was awarded to Fred Smith Company of Raleigh.
Work on the following roads can begin as early as July 27 and will be completed by May 31, 2016;
3.7 miles of U.S 70 Business from I-40 to the Johnston County line; 0.7 miles of U.S. 70 from Garner Station Boulevard to Timber Drive; 2 miles of U.S. 401 from N.C. 55 to Ennis Street; and3.2 miles of U.S.401 from Ennis Street to the Harnett County line
The contractor will not be able to close or narrow a lane on:
U.S. 70 Business from I-40 to the Johnston County line and on U.S. 401 from the Harnett County line to the southern intersection of Judd Parkway on Monday-Friday between 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.;U.S. 70 from Garner Station Boulevard to Timber Drive on Monday-Friday between 6 a.m- 9 p.m., and Sunday between 10 a.m.6 p.m.; andU.S. 401 from N.C. 55 to the southern intersection of Judd Parkway on Monday-Friday 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.