Winston-Salem - The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.8 million contract to rehabilitate 19 miles of roadway along a portion of U.S. 64 and N.C. 8, as well as eight secondary roads in Davidson County.
Work will include milling, resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction.
Contractor J.T. Russel & Sons, Inc. of Albemarle can begin work as early as Monday, June 6 and final completion including landscaping is anticipated for May 2017.
This is one of 12 road and bridge projects awarded recently, worth $57.6 million, $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.