Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
July 15, 2015
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT WORTH $6.3 MILLION TO IMPROVE ACCOMACK COUNTY ROAD
RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded a contract worth approximately $6.3 million to improve a road in Accomack County.
The CTB awarded the contract to E.V. Williams Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., to widen Route 709 (Horntown Road) between U.S. 13 (Lankford Highway) and Route 679 (Fleming Road) in the village of Horntown.
The 3.99-mile project is in the Hampton Roads District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
The improvements on this major rural collector road include two 11-foot lanes with six-foot graded shoulders to accommodate bicycles as well as upgrades for drainage, signs and pavement markings.
The project is scheduled for completion in June 2017.
More information about the project is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/route_709_reconstruction.asp.
The following chart tracks the dollar amount of major contracts the CTB has awarded in calendar year 2015:
In advance of each CTB meeting, VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick also approves contracts up to $5 million in value. From the June bid lettings, the commissioner approved 19 contracts worth an approximate total of $17 million for construction and maintenance projects on Virginia’s interstates and primary and secondary roads.
Appointed by the governor, the 17-member CTB establishes the administrative policies for Virginia's transportation system. The CTB allocates highway funding to specific projects, locates routes and provides funding for airports, seaports and public transportation. The board normally meets on the third Wednesday of the month in months when action meetings are scheduled,
For more information:
- Final bid results and projects: http://www.virginiadot.org/business/const/bidresults-list.asp
- CTB meeting, times and locations: http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/meetingschedule.asp
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.