NCDOT Awards $2.1 Million for Resurfacing and Bridge Replacement Projects in Madison County Tuesday, January 17, 2012

RALEIGH —  N.C. 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:

o   3.6 miles of N.C. 213 from Grapevine Road to the western city limits of Mars Hill;

o   1.8 miles of N.C. 213 from US 25/70 to Silver Mill Road near Marshall;

o   0.7 miles of N.C. 213 from the eastern city limits of Mars hill to Calvin Edney;

o   0.5 miles of U.S. 25/70 Business from Redmon Road to Walnut Creek Road in Marshall;

o   2.8 miles of Big Laurel Road from Spill Corn Road to Walnut Creek Road near Big Laurel.

·         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 NCDOT estimates.

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.

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