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.