$3.4M contract awarded to resurface roads in Randolph Co.

Highway 52 Emergency Bridge Repair

RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to resurface more than 25 miles of roads in Randolph County, including a section of U.S. 421 South and 20 secondary roads.

Officials said the $3.4 million contract was awarded to Blythe Construction, Inc. of Charlotte. Work can begin as early as May 1 and is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 14.

As part of the contract, crews will resurface the following roads in Randolph County:

• 2.3-miles of U.S. 421 South from Shiloh Road to just north of the Old Liberty Road bridge;
• 1-mile of Aldridge Road from U.S. 311 to the Guilford County line;
• 3.5-miles of Lanes Mill Road from the Chatham County line to Old Coleridge Road;
• 1.6-miles of Earnhardt Road from Jerico Road to Slick Mountain Road;
• 0.7-mile of Slick Mountain Road from Earnhardt Road to Hoover Hill Road;
• 0.3-mile of Park Drive from Edgewood Road to the end of curb and gutter;
• 0.3-mile of Oakmont Drive from Park Drive to Neely Road;
• 1.3-miles of Braxton Craven Road from N.C. 62 to Trinity Road;
• 2.7-miles of Old Liberty Road from U.S. 220 to Wow Road;
• 0.5-mile of Old Thomasville Road from the Davidson County line to the bridge over U.S. 29;
• 0.4-mile of Old Thomasville Road from the Guilford County line to the bridge over U.S. 29;
• 2.4-miles of Plainfields Road from U.S. 311 to Spero Road;
• 2.1-miles of Old Liberty Road from Ramsuer Julian Road to the bridge over U.S. 421;
• 5.2-miles of Grantville Lane from Pleasant Ridge Road to N.C. 42; and
• 0.7-mile of Ridges Mountain Road near Garren Town Road.

This is one of the 25 road and bridge contracts worth $71 million recently awarded by NCDOT for projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The low bids received on the projects were 1.2 percent, or $845,000 below NCDOT estimates.

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