The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3 million contract to Harrison Construction Company Division of APAC-Atlantic of Knoxville, Tenn. to resurface five miles of U.S. 74 from Grindstaff Road to U.S. 23 Business in Jackson County, as well as the following roads in Swain County:
- 1.7 miles of Hyatt Creek Road from U.S. 19 to Falls Branch Road;
- .08 miles of Falls Branch Road from Hyatt Creek Road to just south of the bridge over U.S. 74; and
- 3 miles of Round Hill Road from Laurel Branch Road to Greasy Branch Road.
Work can start as early as April 15 and is scheduled for completion by Aug. 22.
This is one of 24 contracts totaling $59.9 million awarded by NCDOT in January for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. The bids received on the projects awarded came in about 4.8 percent, or $3.1 million, below NCDOT estimates.