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Repaving coming to three western highways


Highways in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson counties to be resurfaced this summer

SYLVA – N.C. Department of Transportation officials recently awarded three contracts to resurface highways in Cherokee, Jackson and Henderson counties.

The three contracts combine to cover more than 20.3 miles of four-lane highway with a new surface, new reflective paint and new reflective markers for a combined cost of $22.4 million.

Contract crews are allowed to begin resurfacing these highways as soon as April 15. Exact dates and locations will be determined by the contractor.

— U.S. 74 in Jackson County
APAC/Harrison of Asheville earned a $7.9 million contract to resurface 6.4 miles of U.S. from the Swain County line to South Pines Mountain Road 74 — including ramps to and from U.S. 441 — with the contract calling for completion in October.

— U.S. 25 in Henderson County
Rogers Group from Greenville, S.C. earned at $4 million contract to resurface 5.8 miles of U.S. 25 from Exit 5 to the South Carolina state line with the contract calling for completion in October.

— U.S. 19/74/129 in Cherokee County
APAC/Harrison earned a $10.5 million contract to resurface 8.1 miles of U.S. 19/74/129 from N.C. 141 to U.S. 64 near Murphy with the contract calling for completion in October 2022.

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