By Bob Shiles firstname.lastname@example.org
July 9, 2014
RALEIGH — Robeson County roads in need of maintenance are about to get a facelift.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $4.7 million contract to Barnhill Contracting Company of Fayetteville for the resurfacing of more than 44 miles of Robeson County roadways. The contract includes resurfacing of sections of N.C. 72 and N.C. 130, as well as 18 sections of secondary roads.
Work is scheduled to begin as early as July 28, and is scheduled to be completed by May 29, 2015.
According to Chuck Miller, the DOT district engineer in Robeson County, the roads selected to be resurfaced were chosen based on current road conditions.
“Some of these roads are in pretty bad shape,” he said.
Miller said the initial recommendations for resurfacing came from DOT supervisors who are in the field every day and most familiar with the road conditions.
“Then myself and the division maintenance engineer rode around and reviewed the roads,” Miller said. “We concurred with the list of roads selected to be resurfaced.”
Miller said the amount of funds from DOT provided for resurfacing of Robeson County roads varies from year to year.
“This year’s contract is fairly large,” he said.
The contract to Barnhill is one of 18 road and bridge contracts totalling $248.1 million that DOT recently awarded for projects across the state. As required by state law, contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders.
According to DOT, the bids received for the road and bridge projects were 3 percent, or about $8.3 million, below what it had estimated projects would cost.
Roads to be resurfaced in Robeson County include the following:
— 14.8 miles of N.C. 72 from N.C. 711 to N.C. 701.
— 4 miles of N.C. 130 from U.S. 501 to N.C. 83.
— 3.7 miles of McLeod Drive from N.C. 130 to Oquinn Road.
— 3.7 miles of Phillips Road from Beulah Church Road to N.C. 72.
— 2.3 miles of Midway Road from Fairley Road to N.C. 130.
— 2 miles of Starlite Drive from W. Fifth Street to N.C. 41.
— 1.9 miles of Hoke Road from the Hoke County line to N.C. 211.
— 1.7 miles of Arthur Road from N.C. 71 to Mount Zion Church Road.
— 1.6 miles of Centerville Church Road from Clifton Road to Mcdonald Road.
— 1.5 miles of Blanchard Road from Carolina Church Road to U.S. 301.
— 1.4 miles of Sanchez Drive from Kenny Biggs Road to N.C. 41.
— 1.3 miles of Veterans Road from N.C. 20 to dead end.
— 1.2 miles of Briarcliff Lane from U.S. 74 to Crawford Road.
— 1.2 miles of T & P Road from Beulah Church Road to Old Whiteville Road.
— 1 mile of Dunn Road from Lumberton to Kenny Biggs Road.
— 0.4 miles of Cold Storage Road from N.C. 72 to dead end.
— 0.4 miles of Nash Road from N.C. 20 to Veterans Road;
— 0.2 miles of Willoughby Drive from N.C. 20 to Nash Road.
— 0.2 miles of Jason’s Place from N.C. 20 to Veterans Road.
— 0.2 miles of Rowland Lane from N.C. 20 to Nash Road.