CLINTON – State transportation officials recently have awarded a contract to build a section of a southeastern North Carolina highway on a new location in Sampson County.
A $24.5-million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company to replace two bridges that will take U.S. 421/ 701 (Faircloth Freeway) traffic over N.C. 24 (Sunset Avenue) and improve a 1.8-mile stretch of U.S. 421 (Faircloth Freeway) between the U.S. 421/ 701 interchange and east of Cecil Odie Road. The project also includes an interchange to connect U.S. 421 to the new section of roadway south of Clinton.
The improvements are a part of a larger plan to expand N.C. 24 and link it with Interstate 40. Work can begin as early as the end of January, with construction, except planting, expected to be complete in November 2022.