Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Jan. 20, 2016
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-64 WIDENING/SEGMENT II
Board also awards two U.S. 58 bridge projects in Hampton Roads
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today awarded a contract worth approximately $138.8 million to Allan Myers, VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Va., to widen and reconstruct more than seven miles of Interstate 64 on the Peninsula.
The I-64 Capacity Improvements-Segment II project will improve mobility, enhance safety, provide more lanes for evacuation, reduce congestion and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.
The design-build project is located in the City of Newport News, James City County and York County and will widen the I-64 corridor from 1.05 miles west of Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway, Exit 242) to where the Segment I project ends, about 0.54 miles east of Route 238 (Yorktown Road, Exit 247). One travel lane and one shoulder lane will be added in each direction, within the existing median. The existing travel lanes will be rehabilitated. Nine existing bridges and six major box culverts within the project limits will also be rehabilitated and widened.
The project completion date is Summer 2019. To learn more about Segment II widening work, visit: http://www.i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_2.asp
Courtland Interchange (Reconstruction of U.S. 58 at Route 742)
The CTB has awarded Curtis Contracting Inc., of West Point, Va a $14.9 million contract to construct a grade separated interchange at Route 742 and Route 58 in the Town of Courtland (Southampton County). The project will eliminate the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Route 58 and Jerusalem Road and replace it with a bridge over the Route 58 Bypass. The project is designed to improve safety and traffic flow. Loops, a ramp and a spur will be added to create an interchange. A right turn lane will also be added to accommodate businesses along Route 58 Bypass-Eastbound lane. Route 742 will also be relocated as part of the project. Elimination of the signal and a relocated Route 742 will reduce the number of conflict points and enable better traffic flow.
The project is expected to be completed in December 2018. More information is at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/courtland_interchange.asp.
U.S. 58 Bridge over Route 632 in Carrsville (Isle of Wight County)
The CTB awarded a contract worth $6.7 million to Bryant Construction, Inc. of Toano, Va., to replace and widen the existing bridge over the CSX rail tracks and Route 632 in Carrsville.
The bridge will be raised to provide the required 23-foot minimum clearance over the rail tracks. The new bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes and 8-foot shoulders. The approaches will include two 12-foot lanes, a 4-foot median and 10-foot shoulders.
The project will improve the safety clearance of the railroad crossing underneath Carrsville Highway. Roadside ditch improvements and the addition of water quality swales to treat storm water run-off are also included in the project.
The project is scheduled for completion in October 2017. More information is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/carrsville_highway.asp.
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