Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


May 20, 2013

Six projects valued at $4.3 million approved for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded six contracts valued at $4.3 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.

Two local bridge projects were awarded, both scheduled to be closed during their replacement which are both scheduled to begin in June:

  • A contract valued at approximately $1 million was awarded to Patrick Construction, Inc., St. Paul to replace the Chatham Hill Road bridge over Middle Fork Holston River in Marion.  Traffic will be detoured onto Chilhowie Street, located just east of Chatham Hill Road. 
  • Estes Bros. Construction, Inc., Jonesville, received a $581,110 contract to replace the Business Route 19 (Main Street) bridge over Little Cedar Creek in Lebanon.  Vehicle traffic will detour using Old Fincastle Road and truck traffic will use Route 19 to detour during construction. 

Three additional bridge projects were awarded:

  • A $966,982 contract awarded to Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap, to repair the Route 19 bridge in Tazewell County located over Alternate Route 16.
  • A $724,336 contract for a bridge deck replacement project on Route 91 in Washington County, located approximately 10 miles south of Route 11. 
  • A $507,338 contract to repair the Route 637 bridge over Cranes Nest in Dickenson County.

Lastly, a $450,700 contract was awarded to McClain & Company, Inc., Culpeper, to replace various signs along Interstate 81 in Washington and Smyth counties. 

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