Posted by Debra Worley - email
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - Gov. Bev Perdue has announced that work will begin on the state's first nine highway and bridge projects in April.
The projects are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is expected to cost $36.3 million.
"These first road projects will create a wide range of jobs throughout North Carolina and can address some of our most pressing, ready-to-go infrastructure needs," said Perdue.
The projects are located in Brunswick, Camden, Currituck, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Scotland and Stanly counties.
The projects include widening lanes, bridge replacements, and construction work that will extend key corridors and provide regional access.
A press release from the governor's office reports that according to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation trickles down into the economy six times.
For more information about recovery funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.