Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Dec. 16, 2011

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded 9 contracts valued at approximately $8 million for the Bristol District.  The Bristol District consists of 12 counties in southwestern Virginia:  Washington, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Grayson, and Wythe.

Five bridge projects were awarded: 

  • Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap, received a $790,881 contract to repair the Route 80 bridge over Russell Fork in Dickenson County, located at the intersection of Route 602
  • Patrick Construction, Inc., St. Paul, received a $2.1 million contract to replace the Route 71 bridge over Copper Creek in Scott County.  The bridge is located just over a mile north of Route 688 and about a half-mile south of Route 670.
  • Elk Knob received a $546,118 contract to replace the Route 21 bridge over Elk Creek in Grayson County, located just over four miles from the Wythe County line
  • A $801,343 contract was awarded to Lanford Brothers Company, Inc., Roanoke, to repair the Interstate 77 bridge in Bland County located over Route 613.
  • Ken Construction Company, Inc., Lebanon, received a $366,914 contract to replace the Route 610 bridge over Millers Creek in Wythe County, located just east of Route 712.

Two turn lane construction projects were awarded for Russell County: 

  • W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, received a $2.1 million contract to construct turn lanes and install traffic signals on Route 80 at the intersection of Route 67 in Russell County. 
  • A $147,061 contract to construct a right turn lane on Route 71 in Russell County at the intersection of Alternate Route 58 was awarded to Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap.

W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. received a $618,588 contract to realign a section of Route 610 in Buchanan County, from 0.139 mile south of Route 460 to Route 460.

Lastly, Elk Knob, Inc. received a $432,243 contract to improve a section of Route 681 in Dickenson County, from .28 mile north of Route 63 to .735 mile north of Route 63. 

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