SMITHFIELD – More than 40 miles of roadway in Johnston County will get a fresh surface and new lane markings, under a new contract approved this month by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The work will affect 20.5 miles of the following three state highways in the county:
- N.C. 39 between U.S. 301 in Selma and the roundabout at N.C. 42
- N.C. 222 between the Wayne County line and N.C. 42
- N.C. 50 between Fayetteville Street and U.S. 301
Additionally, six secondary routes will be resurfaced:
- Hanna Creek Road
- Go Cart Road
- Thunder Road
- Battlefield Road
- Benson Hardee Road
- Barber Mill Road
A total 44 miles will be repaved under the contract awarded to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh for almost $3.4 million. The contract starts in April and is scheduled to end in July 2020.
This is one of 21 major highway and bridge projects awarded this month by the NCDOT. Per state law they went to the lowest bidder among qualified contractors. They are worth $331.5 million, more than $57 million under engineer estimates.