Media Availability for Advertising of Contractor Selection for Business 40 Improvement Project

Date: January 14, 2016
What: ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Media Availability for Advertising of Contractor Selection for Business 40 Improvement Project in Winston-Salem
When: Friday, January 15 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Where: 375 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27127 (MAP)
Comments:

The N.C. Department of Transportation will host media availability on Friday, January 15, as we’ve completed the development of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Business 40 Improvement Project, and now the project is being advertised to potential contractors. NCDOT hopes to select the winning team in July 2016.

Comments will be made starting at 10:45 a.m. Media outlets should arrive at the Division Office no later than 10:30 a.m.

NCDOT Division Engineer Pat Ivey, will be available for questions and a copy of the Special Notice (Advertisement) will be provided.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is beginning the project development studies to completely upgrade and streamline a one-mile section of U.S. 421/Business 40 from west of Fourth Street to east of Church Street in Winston-Salem. The project will include removing the existing pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement. The project will also modernize the entrance and exit ramps, and replace most of the bridges on and over Business 40 with new bridges that meet current traffic demands and modern design specifications. The project will create a safer, longer lasting roadway that will help drivers get where they need to go more efficiently.

For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter using the project hashtag #Biz40NC. You can also view current project photo’s online at https://www.flickr.com/groups/2739605@N23/

For more media questions contact Division 7 & 9 Communications Officer Miracle King at (336) 487-0157 or miracleking@ncdot.gov.