Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


June 1, 2011

Road projects valued at $3.5 million awarded for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded 4 highway contracts valued at approximately $3.5 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.

The following projects were awarded:

  • Glass Machinery & Excavation, Inc., Jonesville, was awarded a $1.3 million contract to widen and improve safety on a 1.5-mile section of Route 627 in the Long Ridge area of Dickenson County. 
  • A $1.1 million contract was awarded to W-L Construction, Inc., Chilhowie, to pave various routes in Buchanan County.
  • Ken Construction, Inc., Lebanon, received a $664,859 contract to repair the Route 65 bridge over Staunton Creek in Scott County, located between Routes 619 and 680.
  • Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap, received a $398,635 contract to repair the Route 663 (Bishop Thomas Lane) bridge in Wythe County located over Interstate 81 near Exit 67. 

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