Michelle Earl 276-669-9999


Oct. 6, 2010

Transportation board approves contracts valued at approximately $2 million

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) awarded four highway contracts valued at approximately $2 million for the Bristol District.  The Bristol District consists of 12 counties in southwestern Virginia:  Washington, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Grayson, and Wythe.

Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap, received two bridge projects:  a $883,672 contract to replace the Route 91 bridge over Laurel Creek in Tazewell County and a $401,874 contract to replace a portion of the Route 58 bridge over Big Wilson Creek in Grayson County.    

A $416,034 contract was awarded to W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, for trench widening and shoulder paving on a four-mile section of southbound Route 23 in Scott County. 

Lastly, a $267,059 contract was awarded to the Bristol and Salem districts to replace pavement markings along Interstates 81 and 77 in southwestern Virginia.  The contract also includes exit ramp pavement markings.     

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