“The city is moving ahead on this project” and work should begin in June, said Carl Farmer, city of Wilmington capital projects manager.
The project was originally scheduled to be bid in August 2010.
Farmer said the project was re-bid and awarded to Thomson & Co., Inc. of Wilmington.
“Their contracts are being prepared and we anticipate work starting in June,” Farmer said.
Progress Energy, AT&T, and Time Warner are in the process of moving their facilities to accommodate the new construction, he said.
As envisioned in 2010, the work includes a new realignment for the intersection of the roads.
“The new intersection will have Masonboro Loop/Pine Grove traffic moving through the intersection and Masonboro Sound Road coming to a stop at a ‘T’ intersection,” Farmer said in 2010
The project also will include a left turn lane on Masonboro Loop/Pine Grove for left turns onto Masonboro Sound Road and to the adjacent developments.
In addition to the realignment, the project will provide improved drainage at the intersection.
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Date posted: May 5, 2011
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