NCDOT selects Lane Construction Corp. for $236 million I-40 project

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded a $236 million contract to The Lane Construction Corp. for final design and construction of an 11.4 mile section of I-40 between the Durham County line and I-85.

Construction is expected to take about three years, starting in 2022 and ending in 2025.

Connecticut-based Lane is currently working on a four-mile stretch of the Beltline in southwest Raleigh, the News & Observer reports. Work will begin soon to widen one of the final four-lane sections of Interstate 40 in the Triangle.

The project also involves reconfiguring the N.C. 86 interchange to create new westbound on- and off-ramps that line up with Whitfield Road. There will also be a new spur or slip ramp from the eastbound I-40 exit directly on to Eubanks Road, the newspaper reports.

The I-40 widening in Orange County is one of 16 highway projects supported in part by GARVEE bonds. The state agreed in early August to borrow $300 million under the bond program.

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