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July 19, 2017
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-64 WIDENING PROJECT IN HENRICO AND NEW KENT
Aimed at improving traffic flow and reducing congestion, the project will break ground in fall 2017
RICHMOND — At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a contract for approximately $43.4 million to Corman-Branch, a joint venture, of Roanoke, Va. to widen a section of Interstate 64 in Henrico and New Kent counties.
The project will widen Interstate 64 between Interstate 295 (Exit 200) in Henrico and Bottoms Bridge (Exit 205) in New Kent. When completed, the project is expected to provide immediate congestion relief and enhanced safety to the roadway corridor. Improvements include adding a 12-foot wide travel lane and a 10-foot wide shoulder in both directions in the median of the existing roadway, widening the bridges over the Chickahominy River and improving the acceleration and deceleration lanes at the truck weigh station.
As a design-build project, the project team will begin construction before design work is completed, which greatly reduces the overall time necessary to complete the project.
Following the award, a notice to proceed will be issued in August 2017. The estimated completion date for the project is late summer 2019.
For more information about the I-64 widening project, visit the project webpage. For more information on the design-build project delivery process, please see: http://www.virginiadot.org/business/design-build.asp.
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