Winston-Salem - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $11.6 million contract to extend Idols Road approximately two miles from Hampton Road to Clemmons Road in Forsyth County.
Work will include paving, drainage and grading. The public can view maps displaying the location and design of the project on the NCDOT website.
Contractor Smith-Rowe, LLC of Mount Airy can begin work as early as June 1, and final completion, including landscaping is anticipated for April 30, 2018.
This is one of 12 road and bridge projects awarded recently, worth $57.6 million, which was $3.4 million below NCDOT estimates. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law.
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.
New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.