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NCDOT awards contract for landslide repair

Transportation officials recently awarded a contract to repair the landslide on U.S. 74A in Gerton.


Traffic will utilize the open lane on U.S. 74A during the work and both lanes will be open when workers are not present at the location near Grant Mountain Road.

GLF Construction, with a base in Asheville, earned the contract for $1.15 million to repair the slide area, which is about 150 feet tall and 250 feet wide. The contractor will remove material from a ditch beside the road, push other dirt and rock down the road and build a rock buttress at the bottom of the slide area. The contractor expects to complete the work by May 3.

In another hillside damage, Adams Contracting of Robbinsville earned a $735,000 contract to repair a slide on N.C. 143 about one mile west of the intersection with N.C. 28 in Graham County. Traffic will continue to flow on the highway using a temporary signal in Graham County. The contractor will remove loose debris and create more of a gradual slope from the slide area which measures about 220 feet high and 150 feet wide. The work began last week and should be completed by May.