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Sept. 30, 2013



TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES CONTRACTS VALUED AT NEARLY $48 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved two contracts with a total value of almost $48 million for Richmond District construction.

The CTB approved the following contracts during their September meeting:

  • Corman Construction Inc./Rummel, Klepper & Kahl (RK&K) of Annapolis Junction and Baltimore, Maryland, respectively, for $33.2 million to widen Interstate 64 to six lanes and to provide improvements to the I-64 interchange with Route 623 (Ashland Road). I-64 will be widened from four lanes to six lanes eastbound from Route 623 to Route 271 (Pouncey Tract Road) and westbound from Route 271 (Pouncey Tract Road) to Route 622. The additional through lanes will be constructed to the inside of existing I-64 in both directions. The I-64/Route 623 interchange improvements will include upgrading the existing traffic signal, widening the westbound I-64 off ramp to Route 623 to provide an additional turn lane, widening the I-64 eastbound off ramp to Route 623 to provide an additional turn lane and adding a left turn lane on Route 623 south to I-64 east. The project limits are approximately 4.5 miles. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 and to be completed in November 2015. Drivers can expect intermittent lane closures and delays throughout the project limits on I-64.
  • Slurry Pavers, Inc. of Richmond for $14.6 million to provide slurry seal on secondary roads throughout the Richmond District.

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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