485 to be finished by 2015, construction resumes this year
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by Justin Ruckman
image credit: The AARoads Blog
“Gov. Bev Perdue made it official Thursday morning, signing a contract with Blythe Construction Inc. to finish the I-485 beltway.
Perdue, standing in front of a backhoe and a dump truck at the local offices of the state transportation department, called the controversial design-build-finance plan ‘a new chapter’ in how North Carolina handles its overwhelming roads and highway needs. The funding plan allows the state to stretch its payments over five-and-a-half years even though the work will be completed in four-and-a-half years.