RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded 10 contracts worth nearly $76.4 million for major infrastructure improvements.
The projects – in the Bristol, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond and Salem districts of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) – will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s trnasporation network.
The contracts are for projects that will:
- Improve traffic flow, upgrade traffic signal equipment and add sidewalks at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Route 620 in Spotsylvania County in VDOT’s Fredericksburg District
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $9.8 million to Henderson Construction Company Inc. of Fredericksburg to improve the intersection of U.S. 1 and Route 620 (Harrison Road).
This project will build additional turn lanes and through lanes at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Harrison Road in Spotsylvania County, as well as extend the length of the existing turn lanes.
The project will also upgrade traffic signal equipment to include pedestrian crossing features. Sidewalks will be built, and new lighting will be added at the intersection.
Project completion is expected in May 2018. For more information, visit the project page.
- Increase traffic flow and safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles along 10th Street in the City of Roanoke
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $12 million to E.C. Pace Company Inc. of Roanoke to improve safety and traffic flow, while developing a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly environment along a 0.78-mile section of 10th Street in the City of Roanoke.
The project will widen travel lanes and provide bicycle lanes, curb and gutter, and sidewalks from just south of Fairfax Avenue to just north of Andrews Road. Turn lanes will be added at 10th Street’s intersections with Grayson Avenue and Orange Avenue. A new concrete arch structure will be installed to carry 10th Street over Lick Run and the Lick Run Greenway.
The existing traffic signal at the intersection of Orange Avenue and 11th Street will be removed and left-turn lanes will be added on Orange Avenue at the intersection with 10th Street. Existing signal equipment along 10th Street will be replaced.
Project completion is expected in June 2018. For more information, visit the project page.
- Rehabilitate bridges on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $7.5 million to Lanford Brothers Company Inc. of Roanoke to rehabilitate six bridges on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
The work will include milling off the bridges’ riding surfaces, making repairs and applying a concrete latex overlay.
The bridges carry I-81 over Route 625 (Mount Joy Road), Route 43 (Narrow Passage Road) and the James River in the northbound and southbound lanes.
Project completion is expected in October 2017.
- Repair pavement and add rumble strips to Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $6.6 million to Denton Concrete Services Company of St. Clair Shores, Mich., to repair and overlay concrete pavement, place underdrains and install rumble strips on I-85 north from Route 650 (Hamilton Arms Road) to the Route 660 (Quaker Road) overpass in Dinwiddie County.
Project completion is expected in November 2016.
- Widen Route 757 to three lanes in Wise County
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $5.1 million to Estes Brothers Construction Inc. of Jonesville to widen a one-mile section of Route 757 in Wise County.
The project will increase travel lanes from 12 to 14-feet-wide and will add a 13-foot-wide center lane beginning at the intersection of Business Route 23 and extending south approximately one mile. The project also includes curb and gutter and a sidewalk on the west side of Route 757.
Project completion is expected in October 2017.
- Provide five paving contracts for spring road maintenance
The CTB also awarded five “plant mix” contracts for paving on Virginia’s interstates and primary and secondary roads. The contracts are to the following firms:
- W-L Construction & Paving Inc., Chilhowie, approximately $5.5 million (Bristol District)
- W-L Construction & Paving Inc., Chilhowie, approximately $8.6 million (Bristol District)
- Adams Construction Company, Roanoke, approximately $5.5 million (Lynchburg District)
- Superior Paving Corporation, Gainesville, approximately $9.3 million (Fredericksburg District)
- Virginia Paving Company, division of Lane Construction Corp., Cheshire, Conn., approximately $6.5 million (Northern Virginia District)
The following chart tracks the dollar amount of major contracts the CTB has awarded in calendar year 2016:
Appointed by the governor, the 17-member CTB establishes the administrative policies for Virginia's transportation system. The CTB allocates highway funding to specific projects, locates routes and provides funding for airports, seaports and public transportation. The board normally meets on the third Wednesday of the month in months when action meetings are scheduled,
For more information:
- Final bid results and projects:
- CTB meeting, times and locations: