Resurfacing planned for6 miles of Interstate 95

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $6.8 million contract to resurface six miles of Interstate 95 and revamp four I-95 bridges in Robeson County.

The roadwork, which will be done by Barnhill Contracting Company of Rocky Mount, could begin as soon as June 29, and is expected to be completed by September 2016.

The stretch of interstate, which is traveled on by more than 50,000 vehicles a day, will be resurfaced between mile markers 16 and 22. The crew will also work on the decks of some bridges between mile markers 18 and 19 over the Lumber River and the CSX railroad.

Sixteen other bridge and pedestrian projects worth $315.4 million were recently awarded by the Department of Transportation. In accordance with state law, contracts are given to the lowest qualified bidder.