Raleigh - Drivers in Montgomery and Randolph counties can look forward to a safer, smoother ride on more than 44 miles of state roads as a result of a $5.2 million contract awarded by the Department of Transportation.
Resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction are on their way for one section of N.C. 24/27 between Dogwood Avenue and Tuft Street, and N.C. 73 between N.C. 24 and Pee Dee Drive in Montgomery County. Five parts of secondary roads will also be resurfaced.
In Randolph County, improvements are set for U.S. 220 Business, south of Haskett's Creek Bridge to just 0.2 miles south of the bridge, and nine miles of Old N.C. 49. Also included in the project are 16 sections of secondary roads in the county, covering nearly 25 miles.
Roadway improvements play a key role in Governor McCrory's 25-Year Vision for Transportation in North Carolina. By prioritizing funding for projects like this, our roadways will last longer and provide enhanced safety for drivers.
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.
This was one of 12 road and bridge contracts awarded by the state transportation department, worth $139.9 million. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders, as required by state law.
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