Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Feb. 25, 2011
Transportation board approves contracts valued at approximately $53.6 million
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded 15 highway contracts valued at approximately $53.6 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.
Kanawha Stone Company, Inc., Nitro, W. Va., received a $23.3 million contract for the Route 460 – Grundy Phase III widening, a 1.18-mile section which extends from Route 615 to Royal City. The project includes construction of a bridge over Watkins Branch.
W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, received nine paving contracts valued at $22.9 million for multiple paving projects on primary and secondary routes within the Bristol District. The contractor also received a $3.6 million contract to mill, pave and replace guardrail on various sections of Interstate 81 in Washington, Smyth and Wythe counties.
Adams Construction Company, Roanoke, received a $1.7 million contract to pave various routes in Grayson County.
A $985,180 contract to install pavement markings on various routes within the Bristol District was awarded to Interstate Road Management Corporation, Hazleton, Pa.
Lastly, two bridge projects were awarded:
- Estes Bros. Construction, Inc., Jonesville, received a $316,832 contract to replace a portion of the Route 652 bridge over McClure River in Dickenson County.
- Patrick Construction, Inc., St. Paul, received a $739,783 contract to replace a portion of the Route 737 bridge over Interstate 81 in Washington County.
For more information on the meeting and other CTB actions, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/meetings.asp. (END)
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