WILSON – About 340 miles of roadway in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties will be restriped this year with more durable and visible road markings.
Performance Sealing & Striping Inc. of Jacksonville will refresh the pavement markings in these five counties, which are part of the N. Department of Transportation’s Highway Division 4, headquartered in Wilson. NCDOT awarded the $3.3 million contract last week.
The contractor will use thermoplastic pavement marking, which is more durable than regular pavement paint and also better reflects headlights. The thermoplastic markings will last about three times longer than regular roadway striping, depending on traffic volumes, weather and other conditions.
“This kind of enhanced pavement marking material will be more visible at night when people are driving, and it will lower the risk of crashes,” said Andy Brown, the Division 4 traffic engineer.
The work is scheduled to take place roughly between September and December.
The affected routes include U.S. 13, U.S. 70 Business, U.S. 117, U.S. 158 and U.S. 301, plus 48 secondary roads. Here is a mileage breakdown by county:
- Edgecombe: 52
- Halifax: 64
- Nash: 81
- Wayne: 118
- Wilson: 25