Raleigh - More than 3 miles of U.S. 401, northeast of Laurinburg, will see improvements as a result of a $1.4 million contract from the N.C. Department of Transportation. The contract awarded Hudson Paving, Inc. of Rockingham also covers about nine miles of secondary roads in the county, with about half of that being on Highland Road between U.S. 74 Business and U.S. 15/501.
Road improvement projects like this one are currently taking place across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision. Its goal is to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
The work include resurfacing, widening lanes and reconstructing shoulders. It is scheduled to begin as soon as August 8, and should be completed by June 30, 2017.
NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert when approaching and traveling through the work zones, and to obey the posted speed limit.
This was one of 16 road and bridge projects recently awarded by the NCDOT, worth $96 million, $3 million less than projected in engineer's estimates.