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April 8, 2009



TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER APPROVES SEVEN CENTRAL VIRGINIA CONTRACTS VALUED AT $5.5 MILLION


RICHMOND
— Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner David Ekern approved seven contracts in the last week valued at approximately $5.5 million for central Virginia construction and maintenance.

Howard Brothers Contractor Inc. of Providence Forge, Virginia was awarded a $156,000 contract to make improvements to the intersection of Staples Mill Road and Parham Road in Henrico County. The project involves relocating the existing traffic signal, removal and reconstruction of the traffic island and addition of a third through lane for drivers traveling south (east) on Staples Mill Road (Route 33). In addition, the “right turn only” lane will be converted into a combination right turn and through lane. These improvements will allow for greater capacity at this intersection. Due to heavy traffic in this area, construction activities will take place overnight. Anticipate completion in June 2009.

Branscome Inc. of Williamsburg, Virginia was awarded a $578,000 contract to construct left turn lanes along Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156) east at the Walnut Grove Drive intersection and the Cold Cove Road intersection in Hanover County. Currently, through traffic is delayed when drivers stop to make a left turn onto these roads. The addition of turn lanes will allow for smoother and safer traffic flow. There will be no lane closures during peak hours for construction of the turn lanes. However, minor delays are expected during non-peak hours. Anticipate completion in November 2009.

Remac Inc. of Gasburg, Virginia was awarded a $226,000 contract to seal cracks in existing pavement. Crack sealing will extend the life of the pavement. Lane closures will take place during non-peak hours. Anticipate completion in July 2009. The following routes will receive crack sealing:

  • Broad Street (Henrico)
  • Route 1 and Route 10 (Chesterfield)
  • Route 301 (Prince George)
  • Route 460 (Dinwiddie)
  • Route 1 (Mecklenburg)
  • Route 1 (Brunswick)

In addition, approximately $4.5 million was awarded to the following contractors for paving in the Richmond District:

  • Adams Construction Company of Roanoke, Virginia was awarded $1.7 million for paving in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties.
  • Colony Construction Inc. of Powhatan, Virginia was awarded $836,000 for paving in Amelia, Nottoway and Lunenburg counties.
  • Lee Hy Paving Corporation of Glen Allen, Virginia was awarded two contracts totaling approximately $2 million for paving in Henrico (primary roads), New Kent, Charles City, Hanover and Goochland counties.

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