Sharpe Works on 8 Miles of US-220 in $24.2 Million Upgrade
(3rd Quarter 2010)
New work at Sharpe Bros. in North Carolina includes a multi-year project to improve eight miles of US-220 in Randolph County, bringing it up to Interstate standards to accommodate its future designation as part of I-73/74.
Under a $24.2 million DOT contract, the four-lane divided highway will receive safety improvements to the grading, drainage, paving, guard rail, lighting and signage.
Specific upgrades include moving drainage ditches back, converting narrow dirt shoulders to 10 wide paved shoulders, improving median drainage, increasing the amount of guard rail, and overlaying the traffic lanes with a fresh layer of asphalt designed to channel away water during rain. Project completion is due November 2012.
In recent months, Sharpe also has secured several other new DOT jobs.
Sharpe Bros. Lead Mechanic Danny Primm chats with consultant Mark Lucas about Product Link, which is installed on Vecellio Group equipment to wirelessly send details to management when a component needs attention. (Photo by Carl Thiemann)