MOCKSVILLE – State transportation officials have approved more than $55 million worth of work to improve a stretch of Interstate 40 in Davie County.
The improvements include rehabilitating 6.5 miles of I-40, replacing two interstate bridges over Hunting Creek, and upgrading the U.S. 64 bridge over I-40 to the east of the bridge replacement project.
The work will help improve driving conditions for this stretch of interstate that carries about 50,000 vehicles in the average day. That figure is expected to increase to nearly 79,000 by 2030.
The $55.6 million contract was awarded to Flatiron Construction. Work can begin as early as Feb. 25 with the roadway and bridge done by July 2022, and vegetation plantings established by December 2022. Various lane closures will be required throughout the project.
This is one of 14 highway and bridge projects recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. As required by state law, the contracts went to the lowest qualified bidder. They are worth $144.4 million.