awarded to resurface Highway 12 between Salvo and Avon
contracts totaling $165.9 million have been awarded for highway and
rail projects across North Carolina, including eight 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.
“These projects will provide much-needed work for people across
North Carolina,” Perdue said. “Not only will they stimulate
the economy by putting people to work, they will have a long-term
impact on commerce by improving critical transportation
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
One of the ARRA-funded contracts awarded includes resurfacing Highway
12 in Dare County from the National Park Service boundary south of
Salvo, south for eight miles.
The $1.3 million contract was awarded to RPC Contracting Inc. of Kitty
Hawk. Work can begin as early as March 29, with final completion no
later than June 11, 2011.
This project includes plans to resurface the road and install long-life
The road will remain open to traffic during construction with lane
closures in place.
For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in
North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.