Widening a highway is more difficult than creating a greenfield one, according to Mike Patton, resident engineer for the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division 14, which covers the state’s westernmost and mountainous counties.
A joint venture of Flatiron Constructors and Blythe Development Co. successfully took on the massive $183-million Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, a design-build highway project that will loop around the northern part of Winston-Salem.
Toyota's under-construction battery plant in North Carolina is now an almost $6B project with new funds, while Ford BlueOval plants in Tennessee and Kentucky are boosted by a $9.2-billion U.S. Energy Dept. conditional loan, its largest ever single investment.