Wilson County drivers soon will enjoy a better ride on sections of US 301 and NC 581 and over 18 secondary routes that will be repaved.
The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson a $4 million contract this month to mill, resurface and restripe a 5-mile section of US 301 between the Nash County line and Haynes Road, as well as the stretch of NC 581 between US 301 near Kenly and the Wayne County line.
Secondary roads to be resurfaced include sections of William Chapel Church Road, Lake Haven Court, Kent Road, Larkspur Road, Jones Road, Shannon Road, Oak Street, Horace Watson Road, Creekview Court, Ridgecrest Road, Bakers Court, West Baker Road, Nobleman Court, and Lamm Road.
In all, 22.5 miles of roadway will be refreshed. The contractor may begin this month and has until July 2020 to complete all of the improvements.