Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Oct. 20, 2011

Bridge projects valued at $1.4 million awarded for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded two bridge contracts valued at approximately $1.4 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.

Patrick Construction, Inc., St. Paul received an $894,772 contract to replace the Route 610 bridge over Little River in Tazewell County.   The one-lane bridge was built in 1947.  The new bridge will be a two-lane bridge and will remove a weight restriction across the bridge. 

A $458,253 contract was awarded to Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap, to replace a section of the Route 63 bridge over Roaring Fork in Dickenson County.    The two-lane bridge was built in 1953.  The project will improve the condition and remove a weight restriction on the bridge, which is located on a coal haul route.

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