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5/17/2016: Board of Transportation Approves 24 Safety Projects

Board of Transportation Approves 24 Safety Projects

Posted 5/17/2016 4:03:25 PM

Raleigh – The McCrory Administration has approved more than $2.6 million to improve pedestrian access and safety in 16 counties across the state. The money will fund 24 small construction and contingency projects along state roads, sidewalks and pathways. The projects, some of which were the result of cooperative local and state government partnerships, were approved by the Board of Transportation during its May meeting. The projects include: The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Baywood Road and Murphy Road in the Town of Eastover in Cumberland County Pedestrian improvements to Cloverdale Avenue and Miller Street in Winston-Salem The installation of a multi-use path along Sloop Point Road and Country Club Road in Pender County Drainage improvements on North Main Street (U.S. 29) between Henderson Street and Steel Street in Salisbury The installation of pedestrian signals and median modifications, which will provide a pedestrian refuge at Slope Street and U.S. 19 in Bryson City in Swain County Drainage improvements to West Palmer Street in the Town of Franklin in Macon County The construction of sidewalks along state roads in Hertford, Martin and Madison counties Traffic signal improvements to roads in Haywood, Henderson, Jackson and Swain counties Ditch, culvert and roadside improvements in Macon, Northampton, New Hanover, Sampson, Cumberland and Union counties  Improvement projects like these are underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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5/1/2012: N.C. Board of Transportation Monthly Meeting to be Held in Greensboro

N.C. Board of Transportation Monthly Meeting to be Held in Greensboro

Posted 5/1/2012 3:17:37 PM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation will hold its May meeting in NCDOT’s Transportation Division 7 from Wednesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 3. In addition to the Board’s regular meeting, members will tour TIMCO, Honda Jet and FED-EX Air at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. They will also tour the High Point Depot in High Point, the J. Douglas Galyon Depot and the Gateway Center in Greensboro. To access the full agenda, click here: Attachment. This is the second out-of-town board meeting this year. The purpose of holding the meetings across the state is to enable the members of the Board to see transportation projects in the communities where they occur, to hear suggestions and concerns related to transportation policy, and gain more specific insight into emerging transportation trends and patterns that have the potential to impact all areas of the state. ***NCDOT***
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9/30/2011: NCDOT AWARDS $2.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPAIR MORE THAN 67 MILES OF PRIMARY ROADS IN BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTIES

NCDOT AWARDS $2.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPAIR MORE THAN 67 MILES OF PRIMARY ROADS IN BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTIES

Posted 9/30/2011 2:40:27 PM

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to repair more than 67 miles of primary roads in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. The $2.7 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as Oct. 31 and be completed by May 18, 2012. The contract covers more than 67 miles of primary roads including U.S. 17, U.S. 74/76 and N.C. 130 in New Hanover County and U.S. 117/N.C. 132 and U.S. 17 Business in Pender County. Also, eight miles of U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County will be repaired. This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 416 highway contracts totaling $3.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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9/30/2011: NCDOT AWARDS $54.3 MILLION CONTRACT FOR I-295

NCDOT AWARDS $54.3 MILLION CONTRACT FOR I-295

Posted 9/30/2011 1:12:24 PM

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to build an additional section of I-295, also known as the Fayetteville Outer Loop. A $54.3 million contract was awarded to R.E. Goodson Construction Co. of Darlington, S.C. Work can begin as early as Oct. 31 and be completed by July 15, 2015. The contract includes grading and paving more than 1.9-miles of I-295 from Yadkin Road to west of N.C. 24 (Bragg Boulevard). Work includes an interchange at All American Freeway. This section will connect Bragg Boulevard to All American Freeway. This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 416 highway contracts totaling $3.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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8/2/2011: N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WILMINGTON

N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WILMINGTON

Posted 8/2/2011 8:45:16 AM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation will hold its August meeting in NCDOT’s Transportation Division 3 from Wednesday, Aug. 3 to Thursday, Aug. 4. In addition to the Board’s regular meeting, members will tour the N.C. State Port Authority. They will also tour the new Wave Transit (Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority) Forden Station in Wilmington. To access the full agenda, click here. This is the first out-of-town board meeting this year. The purpose of holding the meetings across the state is to enable the members of the Board to see transportation projects in the communities where they occur, to hear suggestions and concerns related to transportation policy, and gain more specific insight into emerging transportation trends and patterns that have the potential to impact all areas of the state. ***NCDOT***
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