Greensboro - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million contract for maintenance work to start on I-85 from South Elm Eugene Street to I-40 that will rehabilitate aging pavement and a bridge beginning this spring.
Work on the 8.7-mile section of the project can start as early as May 2. Work should be completed by September 2017.
"This contractor out of California gave us the best dollar value, to come in make this portion of highway look like new again and we can't wait to see and experience the results," said Division 7 Engineer Mike Mills.
The $10 million contract was awarded to LB Penhall Company, Inc. of Anaheim, California.
Road, bridge, and other transportation 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.