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Balfour Beatty Awarded $36M Highway Project in Columbus County, North Carolina

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty is awarded an approximately $36 million contract on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to reconstruct the junction of state highways N.C. 87 and N.C. 11 near Sandyfield, which is northwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. Once complete, the project will improve safety and mobility in Columbus County by shifting traffic onto a newly constructed bridge.

Balfour Beatty will build the grade-separated interchange which will carry N.C. 11 over N.C. 87 via a new bridge and construct on and off ramps to connect the two highways. The improvement project will also widen the road to four lanes in its vicinity.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with NCDOT in providing transformative transportation solutions across the state,” said Mark Johnnie, Balfour Beatty U.S. Civils Chief Operating Officer. “This award is a true testament to Balfour Beatty’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence and leading expertise in the delivery of major highway and bridge improvement projects in our growing communities.”

“The department is pleased to be working again with Balfour Beatty to deliver this much-needed project,” said Drew Cox, NCDOT Division 6 Engineer. “This highway is an important corridor in southeastern North Carolina and a popular route to area beaches. The new interchange will vastly improve the safety, traffic flow, and operation of this junction.”

Construction is expected to begin this summer with anticipated completion by the summer of 2026.

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