Greenville – June 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Improving the safety of the motoring public by constantly maintaining and upgrading roads and bridges is by far the most important mission of the N.C. Department of Transportation. With this in mind, the department has awarded a $5.4 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corporation of Wilson to resurface and reconstruct shoulders on U.S. 70 between Olga Road in Beaufort and the end of U.S. 70 at the Community of Atlantic, and N.C. 12 between U.S. 70 and the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal, including the ferry ramp, in Carteret County.
The department has performed several preservation treatments on U.S. 70 and N.C. 12 in the last couple of years in preparation for the resurfacing, which will cover 40.3 miles of highway.
Resurfacing improves both the ride quality and the traction on the road and extends its service life. Construction is expected to start sometime after July 1, and be completed by June 30, 2016.
This is one of 17 road, bridge and pedestrian projects recently awarded by the Department of Transportation. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law. They are worth $315.4 million, which is $1 million above engineer’s estimates.