N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti awarded a contract to resurface 48.5 miles of roads in Surry and Yadkin counties.
A $4.4 million contract was awarded to Adams Construction Company of Roanoke, Va. Work can begin as early as April 30 and be completed by Sept. 28.
The following roads in Surry County will be resurfaced:
- 8.4 miles of N.C. 268 between Pilot Mountain and Level Cross from Shoals Road to Siloam Road;
- 6 miles of Shoals Road near Pilot Mountain from N.C. 268 to Stony Ridge Road;
- 5.9 miles of Twin Oaks Road near Dobson from Zephyr Road to N.C. 268.
- 3.2 miles of N.C. 89 in Flat Rock from U.S. 52 Business to Indian Grove Church Road;
- 3 miles of Pipers Gap Road near Mount Airy from Miller Road to the Virginia state line;
- 2.5 miles of U.S. 52 South near Mount Airy from the Virginia state line to Fancy Gap Road;
- 2.1 miles of Siloam Road near White Plains from Little Mountain Church Road to Ararat Road;
- 2 miles of Johnson Ridge Road in Elkin from N.C. 268 Business to the N.C. 268 Bypass;
- 1.2 miles of N.C. 89 between Oak Grove and Beulah from Round Peak Church Road to Beulah Church Road;
- 0.8 miles of Snowhill Drive in Mount Airy from Franklin Road to U.S. 52;
- 0.6 miles of Arlington Street in Mount Airy from U.S. 52 to U.S. 52 Business;
- 0.5 miles of U.S. 601 in Mount Airy from Forrest Drive to U.S. 52;
- 0.5 miles of U.S. 52 Business in Mount Airy from Independence Boulevard to Lebanon Street;
- 0.4 miles of Snowhill Drive in Mount Airy from U.S. 52 to Rockford Street;
- 0.3 miles of N.C. 268 in Pilot Mountain from Main Street to Old U.S. 52 Bypass; and
- 0.1 miles of Forrest Drive in Mount Airy from U.S. 601 to Park Drive.
The following roads in Yadkin County will be resurfaced:
- 6.6 miles of Old U.S. 421 in East Bend from Speer Bridge Road to the Forsyth County line;
- 3.1 miles of Center Road in Yadkinville from Old U.S. 421 to Holcomb Road;
- 0.8 miles of Unifi Industrial Road in Yadkinville from Old U.S. 421 to Shacktown Road; and
- 0.6 miles of Old U.S. 421 in Yadkinville from Progress Lane to Unifi Industrial Road.
Resurfacing these sections of roadway will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
This is one of 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.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact.