North Carolina


NCDOT to Widen, Raise I-95 Through Lumberton to Prevent Floods

Torrential rain from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 sent the Lumber River over its banks onto Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., closing the East Coast's main north-south highway for several days. Just two years later, it happened again after Hurricane Florence....


Volvo, Ascendum Boosts Success of Tenn. Construction Firm

There are few road projects that have taken place in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee in recent decades that did not rely on Knoxville-based Harrison Construction Company for the materials and services needed to complete the work successfully....


NCDOT Calls On Lane Construction to Improve I-440 With $365M Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is overseeing a $365 million undertaking known as the I-440 and Blue Ridge Road project. The improvements to I-440, between just south of Walnut Street in Cary and north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh, are being made to improve traffic flow, access and efficiency....


Case, Werk-Brau Clearing the Way for New Homes in Raleigh, N.C.

For 18 years, Williams Land Clearing has been clearing the way for residential and commercial development across North Carolina. From logging to stumping, from clearing to hauling, Williams is the first team on site, and handles it all with the right combination of skilled operators and rugged equipment....


Martin Marietta CEO Ward Nye Elected ARTBA Chair

Ward Nye, chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Martin Marietta, has been elected 2021-2022 chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The announcement was made during the association's national convention, held Sept....


Charlotte Airport Building Latest Facility Upgrade at a Cost of $608M

As part of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's multi-billion-dollar Destination CLT capital investment program, a $608 million construction project is approaching the two-year mark to expand the North Carolina facility's terminal lobby....


Medical Center Surgical Tower Highlights Ongoing Construction at UNC

The University of North Carolina (UNC) campus in Chapel Hill may have looked a bit different to students and faculty upon their arrival in August for the fall semester, especially if they had not been on the grounds in more than a year due to the coronavirus....


Northern Beltway Around Winston-Salem, N.C., Gets $80M in Bond Funds

Three portions of the Northern Beltway around Winston-Salem, N.C., qualified for a combined $80 million in bond funding during the first week of August, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The monies come from Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds, typically designated for North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) projects....


Woman-Owned B&N Grading Enjoys Rapid Growth in N.C.

When Heather Thompson and her then-partner, Brian Hux, decided to open a business together in 2010, they, like most small-business newbies, started off quite humbly. In their case, that meant renting a pickup truck by the hour, lining the bed with plywood and going to Charlotte-area asphalt plants to load it with hot asphalt, despite being warned not to by the vendors....


James River Serves Growing Customer Base Via New Hub

To serve its growing base of customers in the construction industry in eastern North Carolina, James River Equipment in January opened a hub facility in the southern suburbs of Raleigh. The approximately 60,000-sq.-ft., full-service dealership relocated to a larger 25½-acre piece of property in Garner from another part of the Raleigh metro area....