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RICH-1358

Oct. 31, 2013



TRANSPORTATION BOARD AND COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS APPROVE CONTRACTS VALUED AT $24.5 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS —The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner of Highways Greg Whirley approved four contracts and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved one contract during October with a total value of $24.5 for Richmond District construction and maintenance.

The Commissioner of Highways approved the following contracts in October:

  • Ed’s Plant World Inc. of Brandywine, Maryland for approximately $1.5 million to provide landscaping and beautification to areas around the I-95/I-64 interchange in the City of Richmond. The project limits are approximately two miles. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 and to be completed in May 2015. Drivers can expect intermittent lane closures and delays throughout the project limits.
  • Whitehurst Paving Company Inc. of Richmond for $3.7 million to provide surface treatment paving throughout the Richmond District.
  • Blakemore Construction Corp. of Glen Allen for $200,000 for drainage improvements at the I-295/I-64 flyover. Construction is expected to begin in early November 2013 and to be complete in late November 2013. Drivers can expect to see lane closures with posted detours within the project limits.
  • George Nice & Sons Inc. of Toano for $2.1 million for interchange modifications, including; new traffic signals and off ramp improvements at Route 288 and Route 145 in Chesterfield. Drivers can expect intermittent lane closures within project limits. Construction is expected to be complete in May 2014.

The CTB approved the following contract at their meeting in October:

  • Branscome Inc. of Williamsburg for approximately $17 million for pavement overlay on I-85 in Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties. The project will restore existing pavement on I-85 northbound and southbound in Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties. Expected project completion is summer 2016.

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.

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

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

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