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NCDOT Awards $3.7 Million to Resurface Nearly 28 Miles of Roads in Iredell County
RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface 27.8 miles of roads. These roads range from a section of U.S. 70 in Statesville, and 24 sections of secondary roads in Iredell County.
A $3.7 million contract was awarded to Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tenn. Construction on the roadways can begin on October 1. Construction has to be finished by June 30, 2013.
Construction on U.S. 70 in Statesville will go for 9.9 miles. This construction will include resurfacing the roadway from the Catawba County line to Garner Bagnal Boulevard. The secondary roads will be resurfaced as well. This will take place in Mooresville, Statesville, and Troutman.
Construction on these roadways will ensure safety for drivers, and a longer life span for each roadway.
This is just one of 18 contracts. All of the contracts put together equals $205.8 million. This money was awarded in August, by Conti for highway and bridge projects taking place around North Carolina.
State law requires that NCDOT awards the contracts to the lowest bidders. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 15.4 percent, or $37.4 million, below what the NCDOT estimated.
Since 2009, when Governor Beverly Perdue took office, the NCDOT has awarded 697 highway contracts. These contracts total around $4.9 billion.This money was put in place to ensure that North Carolinians have access to educational opportunities and jobs throughout the state.