Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Jan. 12, 2012

Highway projects valued at $5.9 million awarded for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded 3 contracts valued at approximately $5.9 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.

A $2.9 million contract was awarded to Branch Highways, Inc., Roanoke, to construct Phase I of the Wytheville Connector from the intersection of Peppers Ferry Road to Cassell Road.  When Phases I and II are completed, the Wytheville Connector will provide a better connection from Peppers Ferry Road to Lee Highway in Wytheville. 

W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. received a $2.3 million contract to pave multiple routes in Buchanan County this spring/summer. 

Lastly, Estes Brothers Construction, Inc., Jonesville received a $650,360 contract to replace the Route 757 bridge over Tumbling Creek in Washington County.  The bridge will be built on a new alignment; therefore, motorists can anticipate minimal traffic disruptions.

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