The Albemarle City Council has awarded NJR Group, a construction company based in New London, the bid to begin constructing the infrastructure for the Albemarle Business Park.
The council decided between NJR Group and J.T. Russell & Sons, which were the only two companies who submitted bids for the project. Each listed a baseline bid, along with up to three alternative bids.
The business park is a roughly 282 acres at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 52 and N.C. Highway 24-27 that can hold up to 2.5 million square feet of industrial and warehouse space.
The scope of the work needed involves the construction of a new road through the business center with the main entrance off U.S. Highway 52 and connecting with Henson Street, extending the water and sewer lines to the site and increasing the water line size to 16-inches.
The business center will eventually also include curb