NCDOT to spend $10.8 million to improve Chatham County roads

Pittsboro, NC – A smoother ride is coming to stretches of four highways and 32 secondary roads in Chatham County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $10.8 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson for the work. The following major routes will be repaved:

•  U.S. 64 between Farrington Road and the Haw River bridge, but excluding the Jordan Lake bridges;
•  U.S. 421 between U.S. 64 and Carter Brooks Road, or a distance of 3.3 miles;
•  N.C. 87 between U.S. 64 Business and U.S. 15/501; and
•  N.C. 902 between N.C. 87 and U.S. 421.

In addition, 32 sections of secondary roads in Chatham County will be resurfaced, totaling 68 miles of roadway.

The work will include milling away the deteriorating asphalt, resurfacing the roadway and reconstructing the shoulders. The work is necessary to improve the pavement and make the road safer.

Work can begin after July 30, and S.T. Wooten has until October 2019 to complete the projects.

This was one of 25 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by NCDOT. Per state law, they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth nearly $630 million.