Raleigh - Drivers in Richmond County can look forward to a safer, smoother ride on 17.5 miles of county roadways, thanks to a $2.5 million contract awarded by the Department of Transportation.
The contract calls for resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction of sections of four sections of N.C. 38 and one of N.C. 381 near Hamlet, and 15 sections of secondary roads.
Barnhill Contracting Company of Rocky Mount was awarded the contract. Work can begin as early as Sept. 12 and will be completed by June 30, 2017.
Improving our existing highway network through projects like this is part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Vision for transportation in North Carolina. By prioritizing funding for projects like this one, our roadways will last longer and provide enhanced safety for drivers.
This project is one of 12 road and bridge contracts awarded by the state transportation department, totaling $139.9 million. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders, as required by state law.
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