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BR-0952

May 11, 2009



Two highway contracts valued at $1.1 million approved for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – Two highway contracts valued at approximately $1.1 million were recently awarded in the Bristol District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).  The Bristol District consists of 12 counties in southwestern Virginia:  Washington, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Grayson, and Wythe.

W-L Construction & Paving Inc., Chilhowie, received two contracts collectively valued at $1.1 million for safety improvements on Interstate 81 in Wythe County.

The first contract will lengthen the Interstate 81 Exit 77 northbound deceleration lane and widen the southbound and northbound ramps.  The second contract will extend the Interstate 81 Exit 80 right turn lanes of the southbound and northbound ramps.   (END)



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