Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Feb. 10, 2012
Highway projects valued at $7.7 million awarded for southwestern Virginia
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded five contracts valued at approximately $7.7 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 Estes Brothers Construction, Inc., Jonesville, to replace the Route 58 bridges over North Fork Holston River and Hilton Creek in Scott County. During construction, the Route 58 bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured to Routes 689 and 692.
Glass Machinery and Excavation, Inc., Jonesville, received two contracts:
- a $1.8 million contract to construct turn lanes and a traffic signal on Route 80 in Russell County at the intersection of Route 67
- a $539,616 contract to realign Route 610 where it intersects Route 460 in Buchanan County.
W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, received a $1.3 contract to pave various secondary routes in Tazewell County.
Lastly, Slurry Pavers, Inc., Glen Allen, received a $1.2 million contract to apply slurry seal to various routes in Dickenson, Russell and Scott counties. This technique is used to extend the life of the pavement.
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