Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


July 1, 2013

Six projects valued at $5.3 million approved for southwestern Virginia

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded six contracts valued at $5.3 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.

Elk Knob, Inc., Pennington Gap, received a $1.1 million contract to perform bridge repairs on Route 23 in Wise County at the bridge over Butcher Creek.

Two local bridge projects were awarded to Ken Construction, Inc., Lebanon:

  • A $601,702 contract to perform bridge repairs on a bridge along Route 52 in Bland County, about a half-mile from Route 42.
  • A $443,185 contract to repair the Route 19 bridge in Russell County, located about a mile south of the Tazewell County line. 

Three contracts were awarded to W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie:

  • A $588,772 contract to improve a 1.5-mile section of Route 619 in Wythe County
  • A $1.2 million contract to pave various routes in Wise County
  • A $1.3 million contract to pave various routes in Russell and Tazewell counties. 

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