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DOT spending $7.6M to repave 27 miles of Wake County roads

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The state Department of Transportation has awarded two contracts worth $7.6 million to repave and rebuild road shoulders on 27 miles of state roads and streets in Wake County.

The work is to be finished by August. It covers parts of 16 roads, including:

1.6 miles of New Hope Road between Poole Road and New Bern Avenue,
0.8 miles of Hillsborough Street from Gorman Street to west of Gardner Street,
2.7 miles of Horton Road from Forestville Road to Marks Creek Road,
3.3 miles of Johnson Pond Road between Hilltop-Needmore Road and Ten-Ten Road,
1.9 miles of Six Forks Road from I-440 to Atlantic Avenue,
3.5 miles of Church Street between Ashe Street and the Durham County line,
1.8 miles of Ray Road from Strickland Road to Norwood Road, and
0.9 miles of Lynn Road between Creedmor Road and Lead Mine Road.

The contractors are Rea Contracting of Raleigh and Barnhill Contracting of Tarboro.


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$7.6M for Road Paving

I assume this is from stimulus funds, if so, it's just another example of paving companies getting rich. ARRA\Stimulus = Paving Company Enrichment with no new jobs created.

Not ...

... from stimulus funds. Don't know how many paving and construction jobs these contracts support, how many are newly employed and how many had previously been paid to do this work. But jobs are jobs.

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Bruce Siceloff reports on traffic and transportation. A News & Observer reporter, editor and blogger since 1976, he took over the Road Worrier column in 2003. Lately he drives I-40 with the cruise control set at 68 mph. You can e-mail Bruce, call him at 919-829-4527, check out his Crosstown Traffic blog or follow him (@Road_Worrier) on Twitter.