NCDOT Awards Contract for Road Improvements in Yancey County
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to begin improving several sections of Yancey County roads. The 11.2-mile project will include milling, resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction on N.C. 80 from Colberts Creek Road to Hickory Springs Road, as well as several sections of secondary roads in the county. Work on the project is expected to begin in early April and should be finished by mid-October. Maymead, Inc., of Mountain City, Tenn., was awarded the $1,589,731 contract for the project. This is one of the 17 road and bridge contracts worth $32.2 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 8.5 percent, or almost $3 million below NCDOT estimates.