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.