NCDOT Awards Nearly $2 Million for Traffic Operations Center Communications
WILMINGTON – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.9 million contract to route cable and conduit along Interstate 140, from its U.S. 17 Business interchange in Brunswick County to the traffic operations center on Barbados Boulevard in Castle Hayne.
The contract awarded to Fulcher Electric of Fayetteville will include a fiber-optic cable, which will enable traffic engineers to better monitor and report real-time travel conditions on I-140.
Work is scheduled to begin as soon as May 28 and be completed by May 2019. Drivers may encounter some lane closures during the cable installation.
This was one of eight road and bridge contracts recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Per state law, they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth $56.5 million, about $1.7 million under engineer estimates.