Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
June 29, 2012
FIVE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AWARDED
Contracts include rural rustic roads, intersection improvements and sign upgrades
RICHMOND — Five contracts totaling more than $2 million in improvements to Culpeper District roads were awarded recently by Commissioner of Highways Greg Whirley. The projects include work in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna and Louisa counties.
In Albemarle County a $456,046.40 contract was awarded to Haley, Chisholm & Morris Inc. of Earlysville, for a rural rustic road improvement project on Route 672 (Blufton Road). The project will improve the gravel road with a hard surface treatment from Route 810 (Browns Gap Turnpike) to the end of state maintenance.
Route 636 (Garden Lane) in Fluvanna County will also be improved from its current gravel surface to a hard surface from Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) to about one-half mile north of the Route 53 intersection. That work, which also includes grading and drainage improvements, will be done by Vess Excavating Ltd., of Charlottesville, under a $234,821.25 contract, also awarded Wednesday.
Also in Fluvanna County the intersection of Route 53 and Route 600 (South Boston Road) will be improved with a roundabout to replace the current stop sign. The $1,023,951.68 contract was awarded to J.L. Kent & Sons, Inc., of Spotsylvania. The project is designed to improve safety and improve traffic movement through the intersection, particularly for cars turning onto Route 53 from the stop sign at Route 600.
In Louisa County a 1.1 mile section of Route 699 (Indian Creek Road) will receive grading, drainage and hard-surface improvements beginning 1.5 miles southwest of Route 522 (Cross County Road). The $237,432.77 contract for that project was awarded to Howard Brothers Contractor Inc. of Providence Forge.
A $100,044 contract to remove highway signs mounted on bridge parapets in Culpeper County was awarded to McClain & Co. Inc., of Culpeper.
Work on the five projects is expected to begin within 30 to 60 days.
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