Jason Bond 540-387-5493
April 19, 2018
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR PROJECT TO IMPROVE SECTION OF EAST MAIN STREET IN SALEM
SALEM, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board at its April meeting in Richmond awarded an $8.4-million contract for a road project to improve traffic flow, access and safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians along a half mile of East Main Street (Route 460) in Salem.
The contract was awarded to Kanawha Stone Company, Inc. of Nitro, West Virginia, to add turn lanes, sidewalks and bike lanes for the section of East Main Street that begins near Thompson Memorial Drive (Route 311) and extends to Brand Avenue.
“From a community standpoint, one of the great benefits of this project is providing better access for people between downtown Salem and the nearby museum, park and recreation facilities,” said Ken King, P.E., Salem District administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Additionally, a new traffic signal will be installed at the Lynchburg Turnpike intersection.
Work on the project is expected to be under way this summer and completed in summer 2020.
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