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File #: 15-19489    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/5/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 2/27/2023 Final action: 2/27/2023
Title: Roadway Resurfacing
Attachments: 1. 2023 Resurfacing by Council District


Roadway Resurfacing



Approve a contract in the amount of $30,151,268.92 to the lowest responsive bidder Blythe Construction Inc. for the Fiscal Year 23-24 Road Resurfacing projects.



Staff Resource(s):

Debbie Smith, Transportation

Charles Jones, Transportation



§                     The Charlotte Department of Transportation is responsible for the maintenance of more than 5,498 lane miles of roadway in the City of Charlotte.

§                     Resurfacing is the most effective treatment to preserve and maintain the condition of streets. Timely resurfacing of streets improves ride quality, reduces the occurrence of potholes, and reduces the need for more costly future repairs.

§                     The 2023 - 2024 Resurfacing contract will pave an estimated 257 lane miles in the city. The total mileage to be paved is dependent on asphalt price stability throughout the contract.

§                     Work will include traffic control, asphalt and concrete pavement milling, asphalt paving, base failure repair, asphalt surface treatment, utility adjustments, manhole frame and cover replacements, accessible ramp installation, sidewalk, curb repairs, and pavement markings.

§                     Streets are selected for repaving based on pavement condition ratings, field evaluations by staff, and information from a computerized pavement management system.

§                     Notice of resurfacing is provided to motorists through the use of highly visible signs placed on the street at least two weeks prior to the start of construction activities. Paving generally occurs between April and October due to weather and other factors.

§                     On December 1, 2022, the city issued an invitation to bid (ITB); two bids were received.

-                     NC General Statute Section 143-132 prohibits municipalities from awarding construction contracts over $500,000 without receiving at least three competitive bids from the initial advertisement of the contract. The city may subsequently award the contract even if re-advertisement results in fewer than three competitive bids.

§                     On January 12, 2023 the ITB was re-issued; two bids were received.

§                     Blythe Construction Inc. was the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Established MBE Goal: 5.00%

Committed MBE Goal: 5.31%

Blythe Construction Inc. exceeded the established subcontracting goal, and committed 5.31% ($1,600,000) of the total contract amount to the following MBE certified firm(s) (Part B: Section 3 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy):

§                     Buffkin Trucking, Inc. (MBE,SBE) ($800,000) (hauling)

§                     Silverback Brothers LLC (MBE,SBE) ($800,000) (hauling)


Established SBE Goal: 12.00%

Committed SBE Goal: 12.09%

Blythe Construction Inc. met the established SBE subcontracting goal, and committed 12.09% ($3,646,527) of the total contract amount to the following SBE certified firm(s) (Part B: Section 3 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy):

§                     DOT Construction, Inc. (SBE) ($3,266,155) (concrete work, structural adjustments)

§                     Glaze Independent Trucking L.L.C. (MBE,SBE) ($100,000) (hauling)

§                     Striping Concepts, LLC (SBE) ($280,372) (pavement markings)


Fiscal Note

Funding: Powell Bill Fund




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