Repaved ticket to ride

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 04:28 AM

Motorists on a range of roads across the area will be riding later this year on new coats of asphalt.
The N.C. Department of Transportation recently announced plans for about a dozen resurfacing projects in the Piedmont that cover 20 miles of roadways. The repaving includes three roads in the greater High Point area, which are:
• A 2.4-mile section of Westchester Drive from Chestnut Street to the Davidson County line.
• A 2.5-mile section of Green Street from Main Street to the bridge over Interstate 85 Business Loop.
• A 0.8-mile section of Russell Avenue from Green Street to Park Street.
To avoid peak travel times, the resurfacing on the three roads will be done in the evening and early morning, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., said DOT spokeswoman Amanda Perry out of Raleigh.
“They also start no earlier than April 29 and must be completed by Oct. 5 to avoid furniture market,” Perry told The High Point Enterprise.
The DOT granted a $2.9 million contract to the APAC-Thompson Arthur Division of Greensboro to resurface the three High Point roads and sections of three other roads in Greensboro and Guilford County.
Another set of repaving projects could begin as early as April 29, with final completion set for Oct. 4, the DOT reports. The resurfacings include one project in the High Point area, a 1-mile section of Riverdale Road from Kivett Drive to I-85 Business Loop. The Riverdale Road repaving is part of a $2.3 million contract to Riley Paving Inc. of Carthage.
The Riverdale Road resurfacing can be done during daytime, Perry said.
“So the contractor can work on that project from 9 a.m. until sunset Monday through Friday, and then Saturday and Sunday sunrise until sunset,” she said. | 888-3528