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Sept. 28, 2010



TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS SIX CONTRACTS FOR RICHMOND AREA IMPROVEMENTS

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved six contracts earlier this month valued at approximately $54 million for central Virginia construction and maintenance.

Corman Construction Inc. of Annapolis Junction, Maryland was awarded a $3.9 million contract to repair and reconstruct sections of four deteriorated bridges on I-295 over I-64 in Henrico County, east of Richmond. The project will involve shifting traffic to the shoulder and using temporary lane closures on I-64. Work is expected to be complete by May 2012.

Tidewater Skanska Inc. of Norfolk was awarded at $35 million contract to replace the Huguenot Memorial Bridge with a new structure. Work will begin in the fall with completion expected by October 2013. Drivers and residents are encouraged to sign up for project updates and traffic advisories on the project web page: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/huguenot_bridge_reconstruction.asp.

Branscome Inc. of Williamsburg was awarded a $5.8 million contract to repave and update guardrails along 10 miles of I-64 east and west in Henrico, Louisa and Goochland counties. This project will improve ride quality and safety by September 2011. The following areas will be improved:

Henrico:
• I-64 east between Route 288 (mile marker 175) and Broad Street (mile marker 178)
• I-64 west between the I-295 interchange (mile marker 177) and Route 288 (mile marker 175)

Louisa:
• I-64 east between mile markers 156-160
• I-64 west between mile markers 163 and Route 522 (mile marker 159)

Goochland:
• I-64 east between mile marker 166 and the Oilville exit (mile marker 167)
• I-64 east between mile markers 172-174

Titan Industrial Service Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland was awarded a $3.3 million contract to make steel truss repairs and paint the north end of the I-95 James River Bridge in Richmond. The project is not expected to have a significant impact on drivers. However, there will be periodic railroad flagging underneath the bridge. The project is expected to be complete by January 2012.

Colony Construction Inc of Powhatan was awarded a $3 million contract for pavement overlay, drainage and shoulder improvements, and guardrail upgrades along Route 360 and Route 60 in Chesterfield, Amelia and Nottoway counties. The project is expected to be finished by September 2011.

B. P. Short & Son Paving Company Inc. of Petersburg was awarded a $3 million contract for shoulder improvements and guardrail upgrades along Route 1 and Route 58 in Brunswick County. Work is expected to be complete by August 2011.

For more information on the meeting and other CTB actions, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/meetings.asp.

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