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U.S. 74, Harmon Field Road, Sandy Plains Road to be improved

Published 8:26pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

DOT awards $2.6M contract for road work
U.S. 74 and portions of Sandy Plains Road and Harmon Field Road will all be improved between October of this year and July 30, 2012, according to the N.C. Dept. of Transportation (NCDOT).
NCDOT Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $2.6 million contract to improve 25.5 miles throughout Polk County.
The project would resurface U.S. 74 and reconstruct the shoulder of the road along 22.6 miles from N.C. 108 to the Rutherford County line. This will also include improvements to on-ramps. Road crews brought U.S. 74 through Polk County for the first time back in the mid-90s.
The improvements would also include work to 2.1 miles of Sandy Plains Road, from Pea Ridge Road to Kim Miller Road; and 0.75 miles of Harmon Field Road, from N.C. 108 to U.S. 176.
Work could begin as early as Oct. 31 on the project, which was awarded to the Asheville division of APAC-Atlantic, according to the NCDOT.
This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates.
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