Raleigh - Drivers in Moore County can look forward to a safer, smoother ride on 37.7 miles of county roadways, thanks to a $5.3 million contract recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The contract includes resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction.
The roads affected include four sections of U.S. 1 from Camp Easter Road to Youngs Road, from Aiken Road to Youngs Road, from Alma Street to Aiken Road, from Crane's Creek Bridge to Alma Street Overpass and N.C. 690 from U.S. 1 to McLaughlin Road. These sections are located in the eastern Moore County communities of Vass and Cameron. Also included in the project is a section of N.C. 5 at the railroad tracks on Anderson Street and Saunders Street in Aberdeen. Twelve sections of secondary roads throughout Moore County will also be repaired.
Riley Paving, Inc., of Carthage was awarded the contract. Work can begin as early as Aug. 29 and will be completed by June 30, 2017.
Improving our existing highway network through increased maintenance activities 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 recently 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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