Michelle Earl 276-669-9999


Sept. 1, 2009

Four highway contracts valued at $92.7 million approved for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – Four highway contracts valued at approximately $92.7 million were recently awarded in the Bristol District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).  The Bristol District consists of 12 counties in southwestern Virginia:  Washington, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Grayson, and Wythe.

A $90 million contract to design and build Route 460 Connector Phase I in Buchanan County was awarded to Bizzack Construction, LLC, Lexington, Ky.  The Route 460 Connector Phase I will begin at the Kentucky State line and extend east .833 mile. 

Glass Machinery and Excavation was awarded a $1.7 million contract to provide a crossover on Route 23 at J.W. Adams Combined School in Pound.  Work is scheduled to begin this month. 

A $644,494 contract was awarded to Mac Construction, Inc., Oakwood, to pave a half-mile section of Route 667 in Buchanan County, located between the Russell County line and the Rowe community, and paving for two one-mile sections of Route 629 in Buchanan County.  The first one-mile section is between the Shorts Gap and Keen Mountain area and the second one-mile section is located between the Keen Mountain and Pilgrim’s Knob areas. 

Lastly, a $327,824 contract was awarded to Ken Construction Co., LLC, Lebanon, to replace the one-lane Route 657 bridge in Scott County with a two lane bridge.  Traffic will use the one-lane bridge during the construction of the new bridge. 

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