Four-month repaving project starts on N.C. 168 in Currituck

By on March 13, 2019

(Currituck County photo)

Some slow going is probable at times along sections of N.C. 168 in Currituck County as crews undertake an 8-mile repaving project that will run through June.

A $4.6 million contract was awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. to resurface the highway from the railroad crossing just south of Moyock to Courthouse Road near the Shell/McDonald’s.

The two-part project is expected to be finished by Friday, June 30. But if Barnhill is not done by Memorial Day, no work can be done on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of each week because of the heavy traffic during the summer season.

Phase 1 started Feb. 25. Part of the surface is being removed and replaced with a new layers of pavement.

The work is expected to take more than 30 days to place the 32,000 tons of asphalt mix.

Phase 2 cannot begin until after April 1, when temperatures should be above 50 degrees. Nearly 16,000 tons of Open Graded Friction Course paving material will be installed.

The material is designed to improve traction when the road is wet by allowing water to drain away from the roadway.

Milling for rumble strips and striping will begin after the second layer of paving material is put down.

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Just Sayin

You guys that are complaining about road issues should go on to and fill out the form to actually lodge your concerns. Put your time and effort where your mouth is, and change might occur. It only takes a few clicks on a keyboard and an email address.


Let Barnhill pave the south end too! RPC did the last job and I’ve had three windshield chips in the last six months. I was behind an 18 wheeler that hit the center rumble strips and it was like a sleet storm. Also, be very careful in the turning lanes now. That loose gravel can be bad news while braking

Spoony Rae

Maybe ya’ll folks in Jarvisburg could get annexed into Moyock, then you might be able to have something done for you……..

Needing repair just as badly is 158 from the SS Town Hall to the bridge on the westward side


please make the “cheese grater” stretch between J’burg & Harbinger your next project DOT


Next Phase needs to be Jarvisburg. 158 is really a mess northbound.


I really appreciate articles like this. It helps knowing the duration. Thanks !