NC 50 South, 21 Secondary Routes In Johnston County Will Be Repaved

An 11-mile stretch of N.C. 50 and 21 secondary routes in Johnston County will be repaved later this summer.

The state Department of Transportation recently awarded S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson the $4.7 million contract for the road improvements.

Under the contract, S.T. Wooten will remove the old pavement and resurface N.C. 50 between the Sampson-Johnston County line and US 301 in Benson.

The contractor also will resurface 21 secondary routes in Johnston County, plus 1.3 miles of NC 50 in Sampson County between NC 55 and the Johnston County line.

The secondary roads include portions of: McLamb Road, Creek Bridge Road, Sedgewood Road, Berea Church Road, West Watson Road, Keri Drive, Kristi Drive, Chase Circle, Kasey Dee Circle, Zachary Way, Samantha Drive, Todd Place, Sherry Lynne Drive, Charlotte Drive, Ashley Place, Margaret Place, Drew Drive, Kodi Court, Holt Road and Hood Farm Road. An 8.7 mile stretch of Cleveland Road is also on the repaving list.

In all, 35 miles of roadway pavement will be resurfaced.

Work is scheduled to start later this summer. The contractor has until December 2019 to finish the projects.

This was one of 25 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by NCDOT. Per state law, they went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth nearly $630 million. File photo