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New section of I-74 in NC to be 10.2 miles long not 6.2

It appears that NCDOT is having trouble with quality control right now. The recently awarded construction bids for the next segment of I-74 is 10.2 miles long not the 6.2 miles as originally reported (even in this blog).

The astute Bob Malme, who runs a pretty darn good site tracking the progress and sometimes lack of progress on both I-73 and I-74 in North Carolina, caught the error. It seems that NCDOT wrote 10.4 kilometers in the letting documents (the actual length in miles) and it was dutifully converted to miles. He wrote:
I did some investigation looking at the Letting documents themselves. The numbers for the distance of the two contracts closely match up to the numbers I derived from the TIP. My total is 10.3, their's 10.2. But the distance NCDOT lists in their letting document is in kilometers. Hence their 10.2 km distance got translated to 6.2 miles. This does make the $104 million price tag for the project a little more reasonable. But again you would hope there was someone in charge of quality control at NCDOT.
Hopefully, this isn't a start of a comedy of errors for this project.

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