State approves repaving of Surry roads
by Staff Report
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is resurfacing 11.6 miles of primary and secondary roads in Surry County.
A $3.6 million contract has been awarded to Carl Rose & Sons Inc. of Elkin for a series of projects in both Surry and Yadkin counties which are to be completed by June 27, 2014.
In Surry County, eight sections of primary and secondary roads will be resurfaced, including:
· 3.2 miles of U.S. 52-North in Pilot Mountain from Old U.S. 52 to Armstrong Road;
· 2.8 miles of Cook School Road in Pilot Mountain from Simmons Grove Church Road to Old U.S. 52;
· 2.4 miles of U.S. 52-South in Mount Airy from Holly Springs Road to Armstrong Road;
· 1.1 miles of Carter Mill Road in Elkin from U.S. 21-Business to the Wilkes County line;
· 0.9 miles of Zephyr Road in Dobson from U.S. 601-Business to Royal Lane; and
· 0.6 miles of Holly Springs Road in Mount Airy from Holly Avenue to Reeves Mill Road.
In all, the contract awarded to Carl Rose & Sons Inc. covers work on 20 miles of roadways in Surry and Yadkin counties. Four sections of primary and secondary roads totaling 8.4 miles will be resurfaced in Yadkin.
DOT officials say the repaving of the roads will improve the overall health and long-term viability of the state’s transportation infrastructure and better connect citizens to schools, jobs and health centers in the region.
The contract involving the local roadways is one of 12 contracts totaling $33.4 million awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation in August for highway and bridge projects across the state.
Contracts went to the lowest bidders, as required by law. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 10.4 percent, or $3.9 million, below DOT estimates.
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