I-40, Newfound Road to be resurfaced
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $8.6 million contract to Harrison Construction Co. Division of APAC-Atlantic Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn. to resurface 5.7 miles of Interstate 40 East and West in Haywood County between Exit 15 (Fines Creek) and Exit 20 (U.S. 276/Jonathan Creek).
The contract also includes resurfacing 2.9 miles of Newfound Road from the Buncombe County line to south of Johnson Road in Haywood County.
Work can start as early as April 15 and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 20.
This is one of 23 contracts totaling $145.7 million awarded by NCDOT in December for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 9.8 percent, or $15.8 million, below NCDOT estimates.