STATESVILLE - The N.C. Department of Transportation this month awarded a $260 million contract to the Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, CT to build out the next phase of improvements where Interstate 40 and Interstate 77 meet in Iredell County.
The project includes widening approximately 7.4 miles of both interstates from four lanes to eight lanes, and to build a partial turbine interchange, initially planned to be flyover ramps.
Bridges over I-77 at East Broad Street and Davie Avenue will also be replaced.
The contractor can work in non-permitted areas in the spring of 2019, with construction gearing up next fall. The project should be completed by the end of 2022.
This is one of nine highway and bridge projects awarded in November by the N.C. Department of Transportation. As required by state law, the contracts went to the lowest qualified bidder. They are worth $488.1 million.