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Some roads in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties to be repaved

CHARLOTTE, NC – Drivers in Mecklenburg County will soon have a smoother ride on sections of U.S. 21, U.S. 29, N.C. 51, N.C. 115, and 44 segments of secondary roads, thanks to a $9.8 million contract recently awarded to improve about 35 miles of roadway.

Improvements will be coming to ramps and loop ramps where Independence Boulevard meets Eastway Drive and Wendover Road in Charlotte, to a section of Statesville Road between Gilead Road and Bailey Road in Huntersville, on Tryon Street between I-485 and Pavilion Boulevard in Charlotte, and to N.C. 51 near Polk Street in Pineville.

Some secondary roads in Cabarrus County will benefit from the project, including Rocky River Church Road and Peach Orchard Road.

The contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation to Blythe Construction, Inc. of Charlotte includes milling, resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction. Work will get underway as early as March 1, 2019 with a completion date of May 31, 2020.

This is one of 14 road and bridge projects recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The contracts went to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law. They are worth $507.7 million, which is $12 million under engineer estimates.

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