Drivers in Wayne County will soon experience smoother commutes on sections of N.C. 55, U.S. 13/117 Alternate, U.S. 70 and several secondary roads, thanks to a $4 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation to improve about 31 miles of state roads.
The contract awarded to S.T. Wooten Corporation of Wilson includes milling, widening and resurfacing.
Improvements are on the way for 2.7 miles of N.C. 55 between U.S. 117 Alternate and Thunder Swamp Road, as well as 2.8 miles of U.S. 13/U.S. 117 Alternate between Genoa Road and South George Street. Work will also take place on 2.2 miles of U.S. 13 between William Street Bridge and the U.S. 117 Alternate loop exit ramps for U.S. 70.
Resurfacing is also planned for 18.4 miles over 27 sections of secondary roads across Wayne County.
Work on the project can begin as early as August 1, 2017 and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2018.