Resurfacing Projects Awarded for Wake & Person Counties
October 4, 2021
Thanks to three new contracts awarded by the NC Department of Transportation, totaling nearly $8.2 million, about 30 miles of area roadway will be resurfaced.
- Under a $1.83 million contract, Fred Smith Company of Raleigh will mill and resurface pavement on the 1.7 mile stretch of Wade Avenue between Interstate 40 and I-440. The four ramps at the Edwards Mill Road interchange will also be resurfaced. Work can start in March and must be completed by next November.
- Under a $2.44 million contract, Fred Smith Company will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 8.5 miles of state-maintained roads throughout central Wake County. Major roads to be resurfaced as a part of this contract include Wilmington Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Rush Street, and New Hope Road between Poole and Rock Quarry roads. This work can begin in March and must be complete by the end of June 2023.
- Under a $3.9 million contract, Carolina Sunrock of Raleigh will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 20.3 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Person County. Some of the roads to be resurfaced include NC 158/Leasburg Road and Satterfield, High Plains and Bowmantown roads. This work can also begin in March and must be complete by the end of June 2023.
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Investments Coming to 13 NC Airports
September 7, 2021
The NC Board of Transportation approved more than $27 million in state and federal funds for projects to improve safety and customer service at 13 North Carolina airports. The board approved the funds during its September 2 meeting.
The funds the NC Board of Transportation approved in the Kerr-Tar region are:
- $3.77 million in state funds for rehabilitation of the runway, taxiway, and apron at Triangle North Executive Airport in Lousiburg;
- $2 million in federal funds for apron expansion and taxilane rehabilitation at Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg.
North Carolina’s 72 public airports serve as vital economic engines connecting people and business enterprises with the world. Airports and aviation-related industries contribute more than $61 billion to North Carolina’s economy each year, according to the 2021 State of Aviation report. They support 373,000 jobs, generate more than $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than $15 billion in personal income.
The funds awarded will be distributed by the NCDOT Division of Aviation, and do not necessarily represent the total cost of a project.