Raleigh - More than 36 miles of roads in Robeson County will see improvements, thanks to a $3 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The work covers 3.8 miles of N.C. 130 between N.C. 83 and U.S. 74 Business, as well as a short section of U.S. 301 near I-95, and about 32 miles of secondary roads in the Fairmont, Maxton, Parkton and Pembroke communities.
Road improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
The contract awarded to Johnson Brothers Utility and Paving Company, Inc. of Lillington calls for resurfacing, widening lanes and reconstructing shoulders. Milling and resurfacing improves ride quality on the road, as well as creates traction, which is especially important during rainy and snowy weather.
Work on this project is scheduled to begin as soon as August 1, and should be completed by May 26, 2017.
NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert when approaching and traveling through the work zones, and to obey the posted speed limit.
This was one of 16 road and bridge projects recently awarded by the NCDOT, worth $96 million, $3 million less than projected in engineer's estimates.
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