In this six-part article, construction attorneys with a Raleigh construction law firm are discussing many exciting types of transportation projects that contractors and subcontractors can perform construction work on. These government contracts provide many benefits, including steady work and lucrative contracts. It’s also an added bonus to be able to work on projects that bolster the economy and create a better quality of life for North Carolina residents.
In the first part of this series, a Raleigh contractor attorney discussed the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and its role in selecting construction firms to work on exciting projects that either upgrade current government-owned infrastructure or create new infrastructure in the Tar Heel State. In this section, we will focus on the most common types of transportation construction projects: highway, road, and bridge construction.
Highway, Road, and Bridge Construction
NCDOT’s Division of Highways is responsible for constructing, maintaining, and upgrading over 80,000 miles of roadway in North Carolina. The Tar Heel State features one of the largest highway systems in the United States, and the Division of Highways plays a critical role in ensuring that the local denizens can utilize these roadways for commuting to and from work and also for their general well-being. From public transportation systems to the transporting of goods and materials, roadways are a critical component to North Carolina’s economy and society as a whole.
Highway and Bridge Projects For Contractors
According to the most recent review of ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card, our nation’s roads and bridges are becoming structurally deficient with scores of D and C+, respectively. With congested traffic and other complications, highway, roadway, and bridge construction projects present many challenges compared to other infrastructure projects. Whether it’s a street reconstruction project to fix a long-term issue, a resurfacing project to temporarily alleviate the need for a full repair, or an expansion project looking to widen a roadway, there are countless projects in North Carolina that need the attention of contractors and subcontractors. Similarly, with over 13,000 bridges in North Carolina, many of these bridge systems experience heavy traffic while being utilized as a main means of transportation for North Carolina motorists. It’s critical that these bridge systems receive proper maintenance and regular repairs to remain operational.
Contractors interested in highway construction projects should partner with a construction attorney that can place effective bids on projects and also ensure that they are appropriately compensated for their work by NCDOT. For more information on lucrative construction opportunities in transportation projects in North Carolina, please read sections three, four, five, and six.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.