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Old 03-24-2018, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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A few small-scale projects were announced for Division 3 counties.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=14990

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N.C. 133 in Brunswick County, which has historically experienced major flooding issues, will be among seven areas of southeastern North Carolina that will benefit from a new fund to pay for smaller, yet significant highway projects.

The N.C. Department of Transportation worked with the General Assembly last year to establish the Mobility/Modernization Fund to accelerate smaller-scale projects outside the Strategic Transportation Investments process, which is how other projects are prioritized. A portion of this new fund, called the High Impact/Low Cost Project Program, provides about $1.7 million a year for each of the state’s 14 highway divisions.

Brunswick, Duplin, Pender and Sampson counties will each get a share of the new funding.

“This new program will make a major difference for communities across our region,” said NCDOT Division Engineer Karen Collette. “The projects we’ve identified will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion in four counties.”

Collette and her staff consulted with local transportation officials with the area Metropolitan and Rural Planning organizations to develop criteria and select seven projects to build over the next two years in the division, which comprises of Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Duplin and Sampson Counties. These projects are:

Brunswick County: Repairs will be made to mitigate flooding on N.C. 133 a mile in each direction from the intersection with Funston Road. This $1 million project is planned for the near future.

A traffic signal will also be installed at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 87 in Winnabow. This $145,000 project is expected to improve safety at the intersection.

Duplin County: A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of U.S. 117 and Brooks Quinn Road. This $367,000 safety project is especially important due to the increased student population at nearby Rosehill-Magnolia Elementary School.

In response to a request by local industry to alleviate turning difficulties for tractor trailers at the Penny Branch and Blackmore Road intersection in Warsaw, the department will re-align the intersection. This $260,000 project will improve the turning radius for the larger trucks that use the intersection.

Pender County: Hoover Road will be widened with two-foot paved shoulders to increase safety for South Topsail Elementary school and for the future proposed Hampstead Bypass interchange. This $875,000 project will also provide greater mobility along Hoover Road prior to the construction of the interchange.

Sampson County: A 1,900-foot turn center lane will be installed on N.C. 24 east of Clinton. This $427,000 project will improve safety and reduce congestion along this route.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Update on the bridge replacement project (NC-50/NC-210) in Surf City.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=15010

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For the thousands of residents and visitors who flock to the coast each year, a new and better bridge is on its way to make the trip safer and faster. The completion of the bridge replacement project in Surf City is likely to accelerate, largely due to an incentive for the contractor to finish ahead of the original contract time.

“From the beginning, the contract for this project has included a $10,000 per calendar day incentive provision regarding the completion and placement of traffic on the new bridge,” said NCDOT Division 3 Construction Engineer, Kevin Bowen. “The completion date for this provision is September 25, 2019. The contractor originally could earn up to $1 million for opening the new bridge to traffic prior to that completion date. The only change we have made to the contract on this incentive is to raise the maximum from $1,000,000 (100 days) to $3,000,000 (300 days).”

“The contractor has demonstrated to the department that it is feasible to complete the bridge and open it to traffic sooner than the original contract limitations, at a financial cost,” said Bowen, “And the department agreed to increase the incentive opportunity for the contractor to do so.”

The incentive does not guarantee an earlier opening of the bridge to traffic, but provides a financial reward for accomplishing that goal.

Conversely, if the contractor does not complete work on time, it will be assessed $10,000 per calendar day penalty for every day the project goes beyond September 25, 2019.

The cost of the incentive is offset by a savings to the department for engineering and inspection, user costs to the general public due to delays from the swing-bridge, public inconvenience, emergency service response times, obstruction of traffic, interference with business, and the cost to maintain and operate the existing swing bridge.
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https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/TopsailIslandBridge/
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Work on U.S. 301 to start this week | The Wilson Times

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After more than two years of behind-the-scenes work, redevelopment of the U.S. 301 corridor will break ground on Tuesday.

“When we first got the TIGER grant, people thought we’d just start construction, but there is a lot of work between that point and now,” said Bill Bass, assistant public works director for the city of Wilson. “In terms of getting the grant in November of 2015 and where we are today, it has been extremely accelerated. To submit the design in September, let the project for bids in December and start construction in April is unheard of.”

To celebrate the occasion, the community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lee Campus of Wilson Community College, 4815 Ward Blvd. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Mayor Bruce Rose and Gus H. Tulloss, a state transportation board member representing Wilson County, will be the keynote speakers marking the occasion.

S.T. Wooten, a Wilson-based construction firm, will survey the project next week and water and sewer replacement is expected to start the week of April 9.

“We don’t have a timeline on that because we don’t know what we’ll find when we start digging,” Bass said. “Once that is replaced, we’ll start with the storm drains, curb and gutter, then sidewalks will come in sometime around September.”

Crews will be working on replacing the roadway simultaneously with the improved infrastructure. Some detours are inevitable as construction is underway but Bass said crews also plan to work overnight when traffic is reduced to alleviate inconveniences.

The $18 million project will add raised medians, sidewalks and crosswalks along with improved stormwater systems from Black Creek Road to Lipscomb Road. Wilson was awarded $10 million through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant while $6 million is being funded by the N.C. Department of Transportation and the city is picking up the rest.

“U.S. 301 was designed and built to carry traffic volumes north and south, but 95 has basically taken that role now, so the road doesn’t function in the capacity it was built for,” Bass said. “The setting is more urban and the uses are different, so we tried to develop a project that would fit the community around the roadway.”

Wilson Chief Planning and Development Officer Rodger Lentz said word of the transformation has spurred an increase in interest among businesses and developers.

“I think the TIGER project along with the development of the Lee Campus by the community college is giving people more confidence in the corridor, especially at the intersection of Lipscomb and 301,” Lentz said. “We’re seeing quite a bit of interest in what can be done and what is available. Interest is definitely rising.”

Lentz recognized the group effort between all levels of government and the private sector to revitalize the thoroughfare.

“This has been a tremendous effort on the part of a lot of different people,” he said. “It should be a point of pride for all of Wilson.”

Construction is expected to take more than a year, but the contract with S.T. Wooten stipulates work is completed by Jan. 11, 2020. For more information, visit TIGER – City of Wilson.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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StarNews, 5 Apr 2018, "$85 million work to widen the Brunswick County roadway has been delayed due to utility conflicts

"BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- An $85 million project to widen N.C. 211 from Midway Road to N.C. 87 has been delayed, and construction will not begin until sometime in 2019.

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) won’t now put the project out to bid until December instead of this summer as originally planned, meaning construction work will likely not start until sometime next year, said DOT spokesman Brian Rick. He said the project was delayed due to the magnitude of utilities that have to be relocated prior to construction, requiring additional design work.

The widening project calls for a four-lane divided highway from Midway Road to N.C. 87 in Southport, constructing interchanges at Midway Road and Long Beach Road, and new bridges over Dutchmen Creek and the Duke Energy canal.

Rick said in an e-mail that it could take approximately four years to finish the project, which stretches 7 miles and includes two interchanges.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=15052

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Drivers can expect periodic lane closures starting this week as the N.C. Department of Transportation and the city of Wilson begin reconstructing part of Ward Boulevard (U.S. 301) in Wilson County.

Contract crews have begun relocating a water line where a new storm-drainage system will be installed along a 1.4-mile segment of the boulevard between Black Creek Road South and Lipscomb Road East.

Drivers can expect lane closures and occasional overnight or weekend detours throughout the project, which is scheduled to be substantially complete by summer 2019. The much-anticipated project also includes constructing raised medians, crosswalks, sidewalks and concrete curb and gutters, as well as extending or adding turn lanes. The improvements will help with traffic flow, safety and pedestrian access the boulevard.

NCDOT and Wilson are jointly funding the road makeover, after the city won a $10 million grant from the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The city then added $2 million toward engineering, design and right-of-way costs, and the state Board of Transportation chipped in $6.5 million

Last summer, NCDOT awarded a $13.6 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 3.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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A stretch of NC-24 near Roseboro is closed until late August.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=15143

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A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor began connecting the new N.C. 24 Bypass to the existing N.C. 24 eastbound lanes in Sampson County, on Thursday, April 19.

The work necessitated the total closure of N.C. 24 from approximately Dowdy Road to Underwood Road. The closure is expected to last until late August.

“The new connection will provide a safer and smoother transition for the numerous motorists that use the N.C. 24 Bypass each day,” says Nathan Tew, NCDOT assistant resident engineer.

Drivers are urged to use the following detours: For west Roseboro traffic heading east, follow N.C. 24 Bypass to Old Brick Mill Road, then turn right to access N.C. 24. For drivers traveling west from east Roseboro, take the N.C. 24 Bypass to the N.C. 242/Salemburg Highway ramp, and turn left onto N.C. 242 to return to N.C. 24.

“We ask drivers to please use caution, expect delays and pay attention to the signs when traveling through the detour,” says Tew.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Not about a specific region or project, but interesting nonetheless.



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Old 05-16-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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NCDOT is holding a public meeting in New Bern on May 21 to discuss the extension of NC-43 from US-70/US-17 to US-17 Business.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=15201

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https://www.ncdot.gov/download/proje..._PHM_PSH01.pdf

https://www.ncdot.gov/download/proje..._PHM_PSH02.pdf
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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NCDOT is holding a public meeting in Boardman on May 21 to discuss converting the Macedonia Church Rd/Old Boardman Rd intersection on US-74 (Future I-74) into an interchange.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=15210

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https://www.ncdot.gov/download/proje...97_rdy_phm.pdf
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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NCDOT is holding a public meeting in Boardman on May 21 to discuss converting the Macedonia Church Rd/Old Boardman Rd intersection on US-74 (Future I-74) into an interchange.

https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/...s.aspx?r=15210

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https://www.ncdot.gov/download/proje...97_rdy_phm.pdf
Based on that design, it sure is costing a lot of public money to try and save that one gas station.
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