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Why doesn’t the N.C. DOT use a process called hot-in-place resurfacing?

Ken Little

North Carolina awards paving contracts to the lowest bidders. (File photo)

Per state law, all state agencies are required to accept the lowest bid from any qualified company, regardless of whether they are based in North Carolina or not, N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Tammy Stewart said.

“That saves the state money, as it doesn’t make economic sense to accept a higher bid for the same work. None of the contractors who have won resurfacing contracts uses the hot-in-place method,” Stewart said.

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