A 4.6 million dollar contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Company to resurface NC 168 from the railroad crossing on US 168 adjacent to Guinea Road (SR 1214) South to Courthouse Road (SR 1242) near the Shell / McDonald’s.
The 2 part project is expected to be completed by Friday, June 30, 2019. If Barnhill does not complete the project by Memorial Day, they cannot work on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of each week due to an influx in traffic destined for the Outer Banks.
Phase 1 begins Monday, February 25, 2019, with part of the road surface being removed (milling) and then applying the first layer of new pavement. This date could change depending on adverse weather conditions.
It is expected to take more than 30 days to place the 32,000 tons of asphalt mix.
Phase 2 can not begin until after April 1st when temperatures should be above 50 degrees. Nearly 16,000 tons of Open Graded Friction Course paving material will be installed. Open Graded Friction Course improves driving condition when road’s are wet by allowing water to drain away from the roadway.
Milling for rumble strips and striping will begin after the second layer of paving material is installed.