Resurfacing Projects Awarded for Vance, Person, and Warren Counties

Thanks to three new contracts awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation, totaling more than $9.6 million, nearly 78 miles of area roadway will be resurfaced.

Carolina Sunrock of Raleigh was the low bidder and has been awarded all three contracts.

  • Under a $3.9 million contract, crews will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 26.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Vance County.
  • Under a $2.98 million contract, crews will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 27 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Person County.
  • Under a $2.77 million contract, crews will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 23.6 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Vance and Warren counties.

Work can begin as soon as the end of April and must be complete by Nov. 1, 2022.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

Are you an overwhelmed caregiver?  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a FREE class for unpaid caregivers of those living with any chronic condition or disability.  Learn how to manage emotions, reduce personal stress, and confidently cope with caregiving issues and demands.  This virtual class will meet 90 minutes per week for 6 weeks and is open to any unpaid caregiver.  All tools and materials are free for participants.  Session 1 begins April 20 (Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm) and Session 2 begins May 6 (Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am).  There will be a special gift for the first 20 people to register!  Register by calling Susan Tucker at 252-436-2040.  Please share this with any caregivers you know!

If you’d like to print flyers for your organization or business, click HERE.  There are two versions of the flyer with the same information.  You can also use the photo in this post to share on social media.

Corps to Host Virtual Public Meetings for Tar Pamlico River Basin Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is conducting a feasibility study on the Tar Pamlico River Basin and will host a series of virtual public involvement meetings to gather community input on the feasibility study.  The meetings are organized by geographic region and held from March 22-31.

The district is collaborating with the study’s non-federal sponsor, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a feasibility study of the Tar Pamlico River Basin to develop flood risk-management alternatives for the river basin.  The corps is hosting a series of virtual public meetings to share information about the feasibility study, review the study’s progress and gather community feedback on the study.  Each meeting focuses on a separate geographic area within the basin.  The meetings consist of a 30-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session.

More information about the study and how to access the meetings can be found on the district’s website HERE.  The virtual meetings, organized by geographic area are to be held from March 22-31.  Each meeting is 1.5 hours from 6:00-7:30 pm, and can be accessed via WebEx conference HERE.  To join by phone, attendees can call 1-844-800-2712 and use the access code 199-053-6905.

The virtual meeting for the Town of Louisburg and Franklin County will be held on March 22 from 6:00-7:30 pm.  There is no in-person option for this meeting.

Live Webinars on COVID-19 Vaccine

The NC Division of Aging and Adult Services is hosting a series of live webinars to share the presentation: COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Best Shot Against COVID-19. In order to accommodate a variety of schedules, this presentation will be offered multiple times during four separate live webinars. The goals of the presentation are to provide you with important information about the current COVID-19 vaccines, equip you with the resources you need to better understand the vaccine roll-out process, and discuss where to go for more information.

Resurfacing Projects Awarded for Granville, Franklin, Person, Vance and Warren Counties

Thanks to four new contracts awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation, totaling nearly $4.5 million, more than 70 miles of area roadway will be resurfaced.

  • Under a $2.76 million contract, ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 27.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Granville and Vance counties.
  • Under a $700,414 contract, Fred Smith Company of Raleigh will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 16.3 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Granville, Vance and Warren counties.
  • Under a $663,670 contract, Whitehurst Paving of Richmond, Va. will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 17.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Franklin County.
  • Under a $338,714 contract, Carolina Road Solutions of Center Valley, Pa. will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 8.1 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Person County.

This work will start by this summer and must be complete by August 2022.