More than 36 miles of Robeson roads to see improvements

Staff Report

RALEIGH — More than 36 miles of roads in Robeson County will see improvements beginning Aug. 1.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced on Monday that it had awarded a $3 million contract to Johnson Brothers Utility and Paving Company for the work.

The contract calls for resurfacing, widening lanes and reconstructing shoulders. Milling and resurfacing improves ride quality on the road, as well as creates traction, which is especially important during rainy and snowy weather.

The work covers 3.8 miles of N.C. 130 between N.C. 83 and U.S. 74 Business, as well as a short section of U.S. 301 near Interstate 95, and about 32 miles of secondary roads in Fairmont, Maxton, Parkton and Pembroke.

“Road improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, health care and recreation opportunities,” the DOT said.

Work is scheduled to begin as soon as Aug. 1, and should be completed by May 26.

The Robeson County improvements are among 16 projects totaling about $96 million that DOT recently announced funding for.

Staff Report

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