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State awards repaving contracts for Forsyth Co.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — People who drive back and forth along U.S. 158 in eastern Forsyth County are getting a smoother ride thanks to a repaving project, although they will have to watch for construction bottlenecks in the meantime, state highway officials said.

The N.C. Department of Transportation has announced the awarding of a $4 million contract to Larco Construction, a division of Branscome Inc. of Winston-Salem, for the repaving of 26 miles of roads in Forsyth County.

At 7.1 miles, the repaving of U.S. 158 from N.C. 66 in Walkertown to the Guilford County line is the longest stretch of repaving covered by the contract. Daily traffic counts on the two-lane highway vary from about 16,000 near N.C. 66 to almost 8,000 near the Guilford line.

This article was written by Wesley Young and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.