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NCDOT awards first batch of contracts with federal stimulus dollars

Bookmark and Share State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today awarded nine highway and bridge construction contracts worth $36.3 million dollars, the first road work to be funded from the state's share of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“These first road projects will create a wide range of jobs throughout North Carolina and can address some of our most pressing, ready-to-go infrastructure needs,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in a press release.

In all, North Carolina will receive $735 million in federal stimulus money for road and bridge work. The contracts awarded today are for work in Brunswick, Camden, Currituck, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Scotland and Stanly counties.



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Huge part on article left

Huge part on article left out! Who are the contractors receiving bids?

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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.