Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded two contracts totaling more than $2.1 million for
road improvements in Madison County. These include:
A $1.5 million contract to resurface 9 miles
of roads, awarded to Rogers Group, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Work can begin as
early as March 15 and is scheduled for completion by Oct. 15.
The roads to be resurfaced include:
3.6 miles of N.C. 213 from Grapevine Road to
the western city limits of Mars Hill;
1.8 miles of N.C. 213 from US 25/70 to Silver
Mill Road near Marshall;
0.7 miles of N.C. 213 from the eastern city
limits of Mars hill to Calvin Edney;
0.5 miles of U.S. 25/70 Business from Redmon
Road to Walnut Creek Road in
2.8 miles of Big Laurel Road from Spill Corn
Road to Walnut Creek Road near Big
A $632,459 contract to replace the bridges over
Middle Fork Creek and Crooked Creek on Crooked Creek Road in Mars Hill, awarded
to Miller Engineering Company Inc. of Marion. These bridges were constructed in
1964 and need to be replaced due to their age and condition. Work can begin as
early as March 15 and is scheduled for completion by Dec. 31.
These are among 30 contracts totaling $82.6 million awarded by Conti
for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the
contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids received on
the projects awarded came in about 8 percent, or about $7.2 million, below
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has
awarded 471 highway contracts totaling $3.6 billion to ensure that all North
Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in
North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.