NCDOT awards contract to Albemarle business

Published 11:02 am Thursday, December 21, 2023

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A Cabarrus County intersection will soon be converted to a roundabout thanks to a $1.1 million contract the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded this month to contractor J.T. Russell & Sons, Inc. of Albemarle.

Contract crews can start the project at Old Concord and Irish Potato roads as soon as next month with tree clearing.

Construction activities will start no sooner than late May, and there is an eight-week time restriction in the contract for crews to build the roundabout. The intersection cannot close to traffic any earlier than June 3, 2024, and must open no later than Aug. 9, 2024.

Other lane closures required for the project must occur during non-peak travel times in the mornings and afternoons, and outside major holidays.

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