LAURINBURG – Sections of U.S. 401 in
Hoke County and several exits along the U.S. 74 Bypass in Scotland County will
get fresh pavement under a new contract.
Barnhill Contracting Co. of Rocky Mount last week recently received
a $5.4 million contract from the N.C. Department of Transportation to resurface
six miles of U.S. 401 between the Scotland County line and Crawford Wright Road
in Hoke County.
The contractor also will repave the on and off ramps and loops on
the U.S. 74 Bypass at exit 182 (N.C. 79) and exits 184 (South Main Street)
through 190 (Airport Road) in Scotland County. The highway along those exits has
been previously repaved.
Additionally, Barnhill crews will resurface 23 sections of
secondary roads across both counties. All told, 43 miles of roadway will be
Barnhill, which will start work later this summer, has an August
2019 deadline to finish.
This was one of 25 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by
NCDOT. Per state law, they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project.
The contracts are worth nearly $630 million.