The news below was published in The Daily Record on October 28th, 2022. We suspected this was the case all along and the reason why Highland Paving was so intent in setting up a plant in our area of Harnett County. Lew Weatherspoon’s lying to his constituents makes even more sense with this announcement. Weatherspoon also sits on the board of the NC Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) working on the 401 Corridor Study to widen U.S. 401 into Harnett County.
“The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the award of a $61.5M contract to widen N.C. Highway 55 to four lanes, construct a median and build a bypass around Angier.
The winning bidder, Highland Paving Co. of Fayetteville with a plant in Lillington, will start construction next spring and have until the end of 2026 to complete the project.
The segment to be built will run from N.C. Highway 210 in northeastern Harnett County to Jicarilla Lane in southern Wake County, for a total of 4.5 miles. As part of this contract, a bypass on a new location will be built on Angier’s west side, while a portion of N.C. 55 north of town will be widened from its current two lanes.
The highway is a major north-south route in the fast-growing Triangle area, and it is experiencing heavy commuter traffic. The widening and new bypass will alleviate congestion, plan for more traffic growth and enhance highway safety.
The NCDOT plans to award another contract next spring to finish the bypass from N.C. 210 to south of Angier. “