Repaving Project Awarded for U.S. 70 Business in Johnston County

U.S. 70 Business near Clayton to be Resurfaced
A $6.6 million contract awarded this month

CLAYTON – A smoother – and safer – ride awaits people who use an eight-mile section of U.S. 70 Business in Johnston County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $6.6 million contract to The Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, Connecticut, to mill out the old asphalt and resurface the business highway between the Wake County line and U.S. 70 Bypass south of. To improve safety and traffic flow through the intersections, the contractor also will reconfigure several median openings between Shotwell Road and N.C. 42 in Clayton. The new traffic pattern will direct left turns from the highway onto the side roads; motorists on those side streets will turn right and make a U-turn, if they wish to go in the opposite direction.

Additionally, the contractor will repave the U.S. 70 Business westbound ramp at the U.S. 70 Bypass, as well as sections of Barbour and Hamby streets near U.S. 70 in Clayton.

Weather depending, the contractor may start work after Jan. 2, with the project expected to be substantially complete by November 2018. Landscaping work can continue through May 2019.

This was one of nine road and bridge projects recently awarded by the department. They were worth about $275.3 million, about $12.7 million under engineer estimates.

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