NCDOT Awards $6.5 Million Contract to Resurface 41 Miles of Roads in Forsyth, Stokes Counties Friday, February 03, 2012

Will improve ride quality, make travel safer and more efficient for motorists

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Larco Construction – A Division of Branscome Inc. of Winston-Salem to resurface 41 miles of roads in Forsyth and Stokes counties. The work can start as early as March 9, with final completion set for Oct. 31.

The roads designated for resurfacing in Forsyth County include:

             5.3 miles of Reidsville Road from N.C. 66 to the U.S. 421/Business 40 West entrance ramp;

             4.2 miles of New Walkertown Road from N.C. 66 to Carver School Road;

             1.4 miles of Old Hollow Road from New Walkertown Road to U.S. 158;

             1.1 miles of Silas Creek Parkway from just north of Bolton Street to U.S. 421/Business 40, as well as the ramps at Bolton Street and Stratford Road;

             1.9 miles of Davis Road from Old Hollow Road to Old Walkertown Road;

             2.7 miles of Teague Lane from Watkins Ford Road to Old Salem Road;

             1.1 miles of Hedgecock Road from Union Cross Road to Teague Lane;

             4.1 miles of Styers Ferry Road from Concord Church Road to Lasater Road;

             1.7 miles of Kinnamon Road from near the roundabout to Stratford Road;

             1.3 miles of Tobaccoville Road from Jefferson Church Road to Westinghouse Road;

             3.6 miles of Spainhour Mill Road from Doral Drive to Donnoha Road;

             4.6 miles of Kernersville Road from High Point Road to the curb and gutter at Lowe’s home improvement store;

             3 miles of Peace Haven Road from north of the U.S. 421 ramps to Lewisville-Clemmons Road; and

             2.7 miles of University Parkway from Cherry Street near the Target store to the ramp to U.S. 52 North.

The road designated for resurfacing in Stokes County includes:

             1 mile of Main Street in King from Kirby Road to near the Dalton Road intersection.

Resurfacing these sections of roads will improve safety, make travel more efficient and extend the lifespan of the area’s transportation network. It will also enhance the ride quality for motorists.

This is one of 39 contracts totaling $203.2 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 2.9 percent, or about $6.2 million, below NCDOT estimates.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 511 highway contracts totaling $3.8 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities.


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