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July 31, 2013



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS APPROVES FIVE CONTRACTS VALUED AT $6.2 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner of Highways Greg Whirley approved five contracts recently with a total value of $6.2 million for Richmond District construction and maintenance.

Lanford Brothers Co. Inc. of Roanoke was awarded a $3 million contract to provide preventive maintenance and minor superstructure repairs for 11 bridges on I-85 in Mecklenburg (1 bridge) and Brunswick (10 bridges) counties. The work is expected to begin in August and be completed in October 2015.

Colony Construction Inc. of Powhatan was awarded a $2.3 million contract for pavement and guardrail improvements on I-85 Southbound in Brunswick County. Work is expected to be completed in October.

Howard Brothers Contractor Inc. of Providence Forge was awarded a $181,000 contract to hard surface the existing gravel section of Baugh Road, located between Flatfoot Road and Shady Lane in Dinwiddie County, as part of the Rural Rustic Roads program. Construction is expected to begin in August and be completed in October.

APAC-Atlantic Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina was awarded a $483,000 contract to transform nearly three miles of Esnon Road (Route 686) in Mecklenburg County from a gravel road to a hard surface road as part of the Rural Rustic Roads program. Work is expected to be completed in September.

Jireh Construction Company Inc. of Richmond was awarded a $250,000 contract to improve the drainage features along the railroad on Boyd Street between Sycamore Street and East 2nd Street in Mecklenburg County. Work is underway and is expected to be completed in December.

For more information about VDOT projects and programs, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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VDOT’s Richmond District oversees maintenance and construction activities on routes in 14 counties in central Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties.



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