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. 

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