SHELBY – Drivers in Cleveland County will soon have a smoother ride on sections of N.C. 18, N.C. 180, N.C. 182, N.C. 226, and portions of 20 secondary roads, thanks to a $6.6 million contract awarded to improve about 38 miles of roadway.
The contract awarded to Asphalt Paving of Shelby Inc. includes milling, resurfacing, and widening and shoulder reconstruction.
Sections of major routes that will be resurfaced include:
- 5 miles of N.C. 18 from the end of curb and gutter section to Jim Cline Road in Fallston
- 3.5 miles of N.C. 180 from N.C. 18 to N.C. 226 near Patterson Springs
- 4.2 miles of N.C. 182 from N.C. 226 to Casar-Lawndale Road in Lawndale
- 1.8 miles of N.C. 226 from U.S. 74 to Troutman Lane in Patterson Springs
Work can start as early as March 15 and should be completed by Nov. 15.
This was one of 14 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation required by state law. The contracts went to the lowest qualified bidder. They are worth $144.4 million.