RALEIGH — A contract
worth close to $3.9 million has been awarded by the N.C. Department of
Transportation to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to mill and resurface 35.7 miles
over 15 secondary roads in Granville County.
In addition to improving 7.2 miles of Enon Road between U.S. 158 and
Culbreth Road, west of Oxford, sections of the following 14 roads will be
- Southeast Industry Drive;
- East Industry Drive; and
- Knotts Grove Road.
- Old Oxford Highway;
- West C Street;
- Butner Central Avenue;
- Central Avenue;
- 12th Street;
- West G Street; and
- H Street.
In the county:
- Culbreth Road;
- Moriah Road;
- Hawley School Road; and
- Grassy Creek Virgilina Road.
Resurfacing these sections of roadway will extend the lifespan of the
pavement, while also improving safety and providing a smoother ride for
Work can begin as early as March 25, 2013, with all work except for
Moriah Road done by May 1, 2013, and the project finalized by Aug. 23, 2013.
This is one of
22 contracts totaling $67.1 million awarded by Conti in November 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 6.2 percent, or $4.5 million, below NCDOT estimates.
Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 749 highway
contracts totaling $5.1 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have
access to jobs and educational opportunities. Gov. Perdue continues to support
immediate jobs in the construction sector and the goal of ensuring that our
transportation network facilitates access to jobs, education and healthcare for
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in
North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.