S.T. Wooten wins $17.7 I-40 contract in Sampson County

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S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson has been awarded a $17.7 million contract fora project to make improvements to Interstate 40 in Sampson County.

The contractor will improve drainage, rehab pavement and replace the guardrail for more than 20 miles of I-40 between the Johnston County line at mile marker 340, and the Duplin County line at mile marker 360, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) says in a news release.

The contractor can start this project as early as April and the work is expected to be complete in the fall of 2020. .

This is one of 21 highway and bridge projects awarded recently by the NCDOT. Per state law, they went to the lowest bidder among qualified contractors. They are worth $331.5 million, more than $57 million under engineer estimates.

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