Shared by IRPO–Nearly 80 Miles to be Repaved in Rutherford County

Work may start this month

ASHEVILLE – About 78.4 miles of road on three federal and state highways, plus sections of 61 other secondary roads will be repaved in Rutherford County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $7.6 million contract to Rogers Group Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., to complete the work. Notable roads to be resurfaced under this contract include:

  • About 5.2 miles of U.S. 64 between Rock Springs Church Road and Cove Road
  • About 3.5 miles of U.S. 221A between Pointer Road and U.S. 74
  • About 1.9 miles of Tryon Road (N.C. 108) between the Polk County line and JJ Guffy Road

The Department awarded the contract in June 2018, and construction may start this July. The contractor has until October 2019 to complete the projects.

This was one of 25 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Per state law they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth nearly $630 million.

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