NC DOT awards contracts worth $12.8 million to resurface Jackson County highways

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently awarded 39 contracts totaling $203.2 million for highway and bridge projects across the state. Among them are:

• a contract to resurface 3.5 miles of U.S. 23/441 in Jackson County. The section to be resurfaced extends from Grasshopper Road near Dillsboro to Tatham Road in Savannah. The $5.6 million project contract was awarded to Harrison Construction Company, a division of APAC-Atlantic, of Knoxville, Tenn.

• a contract to resurface 5 miles of U.S. 23/74 in Jackson County. The section to be resurfaced extends from U.S. 23 Business to Darkridge Road in Sylva. The $7.2 million project contract was awarded to Harrison Construction Company, a division of APAC-Atlantic, of Knoxville, Tenn.

Work on these projects may begin as early as April 15 and is scheduled for completion by Oct. 15. The resurfacing operations, DOT says, will extend the lifespan of the pavement, improve safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.

The bids received on the 39 projects awarded came in about 2.9 percent, or about $6.2 million, below its estimates, according to NCDOT.

Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 511 highway contracts totaling $3.8 billion.

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