The North Carolina Department of Transportation said it will start work April 30 on a series of projects across four counties that includes the Winston-Salem area that will upgrade 95 miles of roads over the next two years.
It said that will be under nearly $19 million in contracts for work across Davidson, Forsyth, Randolph and Rowan Counties that will improve portions of US 52, NC 8, 109, 47, 150, 65, 66, 67 as well as 45 sections of secondary roads.
It is an example of the way many state DOTs are launching projects this spring that will require putting work zones along well-used traffic routes, in order to improve the infrastructure and maintain the public’s mobility.
The NCDOT said it awarded a $4.9 million contract that calls for lane resurfacing and shoulder construction along 23.9 miles of roads across Rowan County, in work that should be completed by July 2019.
It awarded a $5.8 million contract to resurface lanes and improve shoulders along 31 miles of roads in Davidson and Randolph Counties. “That work should wrap up by October 2019,” the agency said.
And an $8.1 million award to another contractor will allow such upgrades to 39.4 miles of roadways in Davidson and Forsyth counties, a project scheduled to finish by May 2020.
“These projects are an important investment in the long-term viability of the state’s transportation network and will help improve the overall health of the local infrastructure,” the announcement said.