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CULP 2015-053

March 4, 2015



VDOT ISSUES NOTICE TO PROCEED TO RT. 29 SOLUTIONS CONTRACTOR
Engineering, survey work will begin this month on three design-build projects

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia Department of Transportation has given official Notice to Proceed to Lane-Corman Joint Venture to begin design and construction of three Route 29 Solutions projects.

The design-build team is comprised primarily of three companies: Lane Construction Corp., of Chantilly, Corman Construction Inc., of Chesterfield, and engineering firm RK&K of Richmond. Preliminary engineering began in June of 2014 and final design will be completed by the design-builder.

Lane-Corman’s contract includes the following:
Rio Road grade-separated intersection – utility relocations begin in May and roadway construction begins this coming fall.  Click here for a rendering of what the improvements will look like. Drive through the project.
Route 29 widening – utility relocations begin this summer, followed by roadway construction.
Berkmar Drive extension – roadway construction begins in the spring of 2016.
The $116,746,000 contract for delivery of those three projects has a fixed completion date of Oct. 30, 2017.

The Route 29 Solutions program includes eight highway projects to improve safety and increase mobility along the Route 29 corridor in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. In addition to the design-build contract, adaptive traffic signal technology is being installed at 21 intersections on the corridor, Hillsdale Drive will be extended south to Hydraulic Road, the Route 29/250 interchange project has been awarded and construction has begun. Preliminary engineering will be done to recommend improvements to the Route 29/Hydraulic Road intersection and an additional extension of Hillsdale Drive. The initiative also fully funds a second daily passenger train between Lynchburg and Washington, D.C.

For more information go to www.Route29Solutions.org.

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