Raleigh - Motorists who use a section of I-74 in Robeson County will getting a smoother ride, thanks to a $3.2 million N.C. Transportation Department contract for a pavement rehabilitation.
Barnhill Contracting Co., of Rocky Mount was awarded the project to complete pavement rehabilitation over 6.5 miles of the interstate between U.S. 74 Alternate and N.C. 710, north of Maxton. Work may begin as soon as June 27 and should be completed by Sept. 15, 2017.
Road improvement work like this is under way at many locations 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 pavement rehab work will not require any detours, but the contractor cannot close or narrow a lane of traffic on I-74 from Fridays at noon and Mondays at 12:01 a.m. so weekend travel isn't heavily impacted.
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. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law.
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