Michelle Earl 276-669-9999

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May 24, 2010

Transportation board approves construction, paving contracts valued at $40 million

RICHMOND – Five highway contracts valued at approximately $40 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 contract valued at approximately $20 million was awarded to DLB, Inc., Hillsville, to widen Route 58 in Washington County, from near Watauga Road in Abingdon to just east of Route 638 (Lacy Drive).  The project includes replacement of the bridge over Middle Fork Holston River. 

The Route 58 project was funded using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars. 

R.R. Dawson Bridge Company, LLC, Lexington, Ky., received a $9.3 million contract to replace the Route 94 Carrico bridge in Grayson County, located over the New River. Because of the poor condition of the bridge, closed in March after being damaged by an over height vehicle, the bridge will remain closed while the new bridge is built. 

Construction of the new Route 94 bridge is anticipated to begin in July. 

Lastly, W-L Construction and Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, received three paving contracts:

  • A $3.7 million contract for various routes in Dickenson, Lee and Wise counties.
  • A $3.2 million contract for various routes in Scott, Smyth and Washington counties.
  • A $3.4 million contract for various routes in Russell and Tazewell counties.

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