The N.C. Department of Transportationi has awarded a contract to widen 3.3 miles of N.C. 18 North, from the Mountain View Road intersection to the Yellow Banks Road intersection near Mulberry Elementary School.
The $8.6 million contract was awarded to Carl Rose & Sons Inc. of Elkin. Work can begin as early as March 4, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by March 13, 2016.
The purpose of the project is to improve safety along this section of N.C. 18, which is the main road between North Wilkesboro and Sparta. An a turn lane will be added to the existing two-lane road.
A DOT press release said the contract was awarded to the lowest bidder, as required by state law.