DOT awards contract to resurface roads in Rowan

  • Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:50 p.m.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to resurface more than 19 miles of roads in Rowan County, including N.C. 150 and eight secondary roads.  

 The $2.6 million contract was awarded to Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, Conn. Work can begin as early as July 29, and is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15.  

  As part of the contract, crews will resurface a 1.6-mile section of N.C. 150 (Mooresville Road) from U.S. 29 (Main Street) to Candlewick Drive.  

In addition, the contract includes the resurfacing of the following secondary roads:

• A .4-mile section of Jake Alexander Boulevard from the I-85 interchange to Old Concord Road, including the on and off-ramps to I-85;

• A 1.9-mile section of Caldwell Road from Milbridge Road to N.C. 150 (Mooresville Road);   

• A 1.9-mile section of Miller Chapel Road from Miller Road to Airport Road;

• A two-mile section of Peach Orchard Road from Old Concord Road to the railroad tracks;

• A 2.7-mile section of Lentz Road from U.S. 29 to Pine Ridge Road;    

• A 2.8-mile section of Airport Road from U.S. 29 (Main Street) to N.C. 150 (Mooresville Road);   

• A 2.8-mile section of Mt. Hope Church Road from Old Concord Road to West 3rd Street; and

• A 3.7-mile section of China Grove Road from U.S. 29 to the Cabarrus County line.    

This resurfacing project is one of 29 contracts totaling $107.5 million awarded by the Department of Transportation in June for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina.

The agency awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, a news release said. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 9.1 percent, or $10.7 million, below estimates.

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