12/15/10 — Duplin, Sampson to get repaving

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Duplin, Sampson to get repaving

By From staff reports
Published in News on December 15, 2010 1:46 PM

Road resurfacing projects in Duplin and Sampson counties were among 10 contracts totaling $69 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across.

The projects include resurfacing five miles of U.S. 13 in Sampson County from Bells Branch Road/Darden Road to the Wayne County line, as well as a 14.1-mile section of N.C. 403 in Duplin County from the U.S. 117 Connector to the county line.

A $6 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company of Tarboro. Work can begin as early as March 16, 2011, and be completed by Nov. 18, 2011.

Transportation Secretary Gene Conti Tuesday announced the projects that are located in Alamance, Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Duplin, Guilford, Hertford, New Hanover, Orange, Pitt, Rockingham, Rutherford, and Sampson counties.

The bids received on all 10 projects advertised came in 13.6 percent, or about $10.9 million, below DOT estimates.

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.

For more information about funding for infra-structure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other DOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.