Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176


April 23, 2009


LYNCHBURG - Several contracts for highway improvements have recently been awarded in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The Lynchburg District is comprised of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

Pearson Construction of Dillwyn, VA awarded a Design-Build contract valued at $636,081.60 for improvements to Routes 1001, 1004, and 1007 in the Town of Dillwyn. Curbing and sidewalks will also be added along these routes. Additional construction will be done at the tie-ins for these routes with Route 15.

Under the Design-Build contract the winning bidder is anticipated to be responsible for, among other things, (a) design, (b) construction, (c) quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) for design, (d) overall project management and (e) public relations.

Lanford Brothers of Roanoke, VA was awarded a $459,323.00 for work on the Route 29 Business Bridge over Fall Creek in Pittsylvania County. Bridges R Us Co., Inc. of Campbell, Ohio was awarded a $1.2 million contract for the recoating of the Carter Glass Bridge between Amherst County and the city of Lynchburg. Both projects, slated for completion in November, will prolong the useful life of these structures.

Contracts were also awarded for the following Plant Mix Schedules:
     - Adams Construction Co., Roanoke, VA (2 contracts) - Appomattox and Campbell Counties ($1.9 million) and Charlotte and Halifax Counties ($1.4 million) and
     - Marvin V. Templeton & Sons, Lynchburg, VA - Amherst and Nelson Counties ($1.6 million).

Motorists should be alert to the presence of manpower and equipment and expect changes in traffic pattern and possible delays. For information about highway projects and work zones statewide, call 511 or visit

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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