Greensboro - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an $11.9 million contract for maintenance construction from I-40/ I-85 from east of the Guilford County line to east of N.C. 54 in Graham.
Work on the 8.6-mile section of the project can start as early as April 25. Work should be completed with all lanes open to traffic, by November 2017.
"These are interstate maintenance projects, which we program on a 10- to 12-year cycle, in order to keep the road and bridges in a condition that not only improves the travel experience and safety, but also reduces our overall maintenance costs," said Division 7 Engineer Mike Mills.
The $11.9 million contract was awarded to APAC Atlantic Inc., Thompson-Arthur Division out of Greensboro.
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.