Piedmont Parkway Completion Tops Sharpe Bros. Projects
(1st / 2nd Quarter 2007)
Sharpe Bros. has successfully completed several substantial projects in the cities of High Point and Greensboro, NC, with a number of other sizable projects still in the works. In High Point, the division crowned a $5.2 million Piedmont Parkway project with a six-month-early completion. Begun in October 2005, the project included grading, paving and utility work on a mile-long extension of the parkway. The road opened to traffic in December 2006.
Sharpe Bros. is widening Hilltop Rd. in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by John Riley, Jr.)
Crews finished six months early on a Piedmont Parkway extension project in High Point, NC.
(Photo by John Riley, Jr.)
Recent Sharpe Bros. projects included road work and paving services for a new shopping center in Greensboro, NC.
Also in High Point, Sharpe Bros. is providing paving services for the city’s annual resurfacing contract. Work began in the middle of last year and will continue through the rest of this year. The division expects the volume of work to increase, raising the $1.5 million original contract to over $2 million in value.
In Greensboro, the division has started a $3.5 million job for the NCDOT. The crew is widening Hilltop Road to four lanes and adding curb, gutter and some sidewalks. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2008.
Also in Greensboro, Sharpe Bros. recently finished a $2.5 million contract to improve a mile-long section of Franklin Boulevard. In addition to widening the roadway from two to three lanes, the project team added sidewalk to both sides of the road. Despite the challenges of working around the existing storm sewers and utilities in a residential area, the team maintained its high quality standard and completed the job on time.
Sharpe Bros. is also busy with private-sector work for area developers. Crews widened a road and paved the parking lots for the new Battleground North shopping center in Greensboro. Other projects include paving, curb and gutter work for local schools, a Centex Homes subdivision and a Kavanagh Homes development. Management is looking forward to continued growth in the area’s retail and commercial markets.