Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.7-million contract to resurface and improve more than 11 miles of roads in Hoke County.
The project awarded Johnson Brothers Utility and Paving Company, Inc. of Lillington includes improvements for a nearly 4-mile section of N.C. 211 between Raft Swamp Bridge and the Robeson County line as well as small sections of five secondary roads in the Antioch, Rockfish and Five Points communities.
Road improvements like this are 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 calls for resurfacing, widening lanes and reconstructing shoulders. The work will result in a smoother ride for motorists, as well as providing them more room along the roadway.
Work can begin as early as Aug. 8, and should be completed by June 30, 2017.
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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