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Hwy. 9 resurfacing set for summer
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Forsyth County News

Nearly 6 miles of Hwy. 9 in Forsyth County are scheduled to be resurfaced later this year.

The project, which covers the stretch between Hwys. 20 and 369, was one of 18 recently approved by the state Department of Transportation.

Teri Pope, department spokeswoman, said the $1.2 million project was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting.  The company will begin work this summer, with a Nov. 30 completion date.

Pope described the project as much needed, noting the corridor handles an average daily traffic count of more than 7,500 vehicles. It was last resurfaced in 2004.

“Every year, DOT engineers ride every lane mile of every state route and interstate to rate the pavement condition,” Pope said. “Based on those ratings, roads get resurfaced.

“This section … carries a large amount of tractor trailer traffic that wears down the asphalt faster than just passenger vehicular traffic.”