Greenville Company Awarded $3.8 Million Beaufort County Road Project

Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that five contracts totaling $31.4 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, including two projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law.

The recovery projects are located in Durham and Orange counties. The three other projects are located in Beaufort, Columbus and Harnett counties.

The bids received on all five projects advertised came in 17.1 percent, or about $6.5 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.

The Beaufort County project involves widening and resurfacing 12.6 miles of U.S. 264 east of Washington in Beaufort County from N.C. 32 to Yeatesville Road (S.R. 1718).

A $3.8 million contract was awarded to Greenville Paving and Contracting Inc. of Greenville. The project is scheduled to begin as early as Aug. 30 and be completed by Aug. 15, 2011.

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  • by k on Aug 19, 2010 at 05:42 AM
    sounds like a year of traveling any road except 264. I just have to use another route.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2010 at 02:41 PM
    Is this 4 lane or just to resurface 264 and pour a selvage?
  • by Ems on Aug 7, 2010 at 08:40 PM
    I agree with the hwy 17 s statement. Those barrels should be removed until they actually do some work upon those roads.
  • by hmm on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    Totally agree with JB. 17 South is absolutely ridiculous.
  • by V on Aug 6, 2010 at 03:28 AM
    17.1% below what the DOT estimated!That is about right.Mostly everybody in this line of work if they have gotten laid off for a year or so,they come back and the pay scale is cut close to 20%.Companies are cutting each others throats on the bidding of these jobs now.No wonder the work the do is very poor.
  • by 264E Location: Resident on Aug 5, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    I sure hope they do better work than some of their last projects!
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Aug 5, 2010 at 05:35 PM
    Are they suggesting that it may take one year to resuface 12.6 miles of highway or do they not know the projected start date?
  • by Pitt County Resident Location: Greenville,N.C. on Aug 5, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    They need to use some of the money to widen 33 west (Belvoir Hwy)toward Tarboro.
  • by JB Location: Washington on Aug 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    I hope this means they will finish Hwy 17 south of Chocowinity. I am sick of the 9 mile, no passing zone. For Gods sake at least remove the frickin barrels so we can use both lanes. There has been no work done on the road in months so if your not going to work on it, move the damn barrels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    How about telling how many long term jobs this created and if there are any positions still open?

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