Six Counties Get Money For Road Work

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says bridges will be replaced in four counties in Eastern Carolina, while part of Highway 12 in Dare County is going to be resurfaced.

Work on all of the projects may begin as early as March 29.

A Williamston company won the contract to replace the bridge on
Grabtown Road over Roquist Creek, which is west of Windsor in Bertie County. Roberson Contracting Inc. of Williamston won the $670,118 contract. The bridge replacement project is expected to be complete by October 1.

A company from South Carolina has until May 2011 to complete replacing the bridge on NC 99 over Pungo Creek, south of Belhaven in Beaufort County. The $3.8 million contract was awarded to Carolina Bridge Company Inc. of Greenville, S.C.

The bridge on Hugo Road over Wheat Swamp Creek, east of Hookerton in Greene County is set to be replaced. The $610,023 contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work is scheduled to be completed by December 31.

Near Goldsboro, a contract worth $618,688 was awarded to Sanford Contractors Inc. of Sanford to replace the bridge on Airport Road over the Nahunta Swamp. This project is also to be completed by December 31.

The bridge on Gardner School Road over White Oak Swamp, north of Saratoga in Wilson Count will be replaced by the end of this year. The $544,868 contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten.

The above projects are all traditionally funded, the NCDOT says. However, a project in Dare County is getting funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Crews will resurface NC 12 from the National Park Service boundary south of Salvo, south eight miles. The $1.3 million contract was awarded to RPC Contracting Inc. of Kitty Hawk. Work is scheduled to be done by June 11, 2011.

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  • by US-LABOR on Mar 22, 2010 at 04:03 AM
    Hopefully ! ? ? US citizens that need work will be taking on these jobs and not non-carded or illegals will be fulfilling those positions. Let's see how many new openings are posted at the Employment Security Services?..Citizens beware and alert,keeping your eye open as to who is on these work sites !
  • by Brandon on Mar 11, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    Parking decks can be supported by pounding support beams to the bedrock. Then you CAN build multi-story parking garages and the like. Someone's story seems to be seriously flawed or obviously a lie.
  • by To Good on Mar 11, 2010 at 01:07 PM
    We don't have sky scrapers because the ground type won't support them. Why do you think there are no parking decks for ECU students. It makes sense to build one of these, but the ground just simply won't support large structures like that.
  • by Hans on Mar 11, 2010 at 09:58 AM
    5th and 10th streets need to be repaved badly. To "To Good in Greenville", glad to see the closed minded attitudes of the locals is still in full swing.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 11, 2010 at 08:27 AM
    I am glad to see that there will be some roads gettin done, especially Highway 12. To Good, if you think Greenville is that bad in traffic, Southern California is way worse with traffic and all those smog problems, pollution, and also illegal immigrants. I guess you must be one of those hippies living around here if you like CA so much. I guess someone around here hurt your little feelings and you wanna run away.
  • by Ken Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    I invite all critics to move the the places that they perceive to be so much better. We don't need you here.
  • by Good Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    I leave for CA next month, woohoo! No more bible belt NC, thank Gosh! No more stuck in senseless traffic on Greenville Blvd. No more getting stuck at every red light block after block trying to go down Greenville Blvd. San Diego is way prettier!
  • by I love Greenville Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    As a person who was born & raised in a big city, I love it here in the East! Yeah, the pot holes need to be fixed but if thats our biggest problem in Greenville were doing GREAT! Everone is not built for good ole country living. I myself am LOVING IT. So if anyone doesn't like it here, the highway runs in 2 directions!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 at 07:08 AM
    There are lots of roads that need be repaved. Sure hope they fix those before they build anything new. Take care of what you have before build anything new.
  • by To Good in Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 06:46 AM
    If you need any help with a plane ticket back to san diego ill gladly help since you hate being here so much! Nobody is holding you hostage here and for one would love to get rid of another liberal like yourself! Here's hoping you make it back home QUICKLY!!!
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