Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Oct. 26, 2009
HIGHWAY CONTRACTS AWARDED
LYNCHBURG—Several highway construction and maintenance contracts have been awarded recently in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The Lynchburg District includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
Whitehurst Paving Company, Inc., Richmond, received a $1,476,375 contract for surface treatment of numerous roads in Charlotte and Halifax counties. Traffic will be maintained during this work using flagging operations with pilot vehicles on two-lane roads. The completion date of this contract is June 30, 2010.
W-L Construction & Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, was awarded a $446,572.25 contract for the grading and paving of ten secondary routes in Pittsylvania County. The ten routes (Davis Road, Moons Road, Blacksmith Road, Keesee Lane, County Road, Yorkshire Drive, Chestnut Road, Rockford School Road, Harper lane and Yellow Bird Place) are being upgraded as part of VDOT’s Rural Rustic Program the purpose of which is to improve safety by upgrading the travel surface. Minimal traffic delays can be expected. The completion date of this contract is June 15, 2010.
Burleigh Construction Co., Inc., Concord, received a $693,727.50 contract for the minor rehabilitation of the bridges on Route 56 on the Tye River in Nelson County. Scheduled for completion by November 12, 2010, the work will require the closure of one lane at a time and a minimum clear roadway width of 12’ will be maintained.
Lanford Brothers Company, Inc., Roanoke, was awarded three contracts totaling $1,716,002.84 for the minor rehabilitation of the following bridges: Route 29 over Route 659 in Amherst County, Route 739 over the Tye River in Nelson County, and Route 712 over Route 29 in Campbell County. The Amherst project, slated for completion October 14, 2010, will have minimal impact on motorists with one lane of the structure closed at a time. The Nelson County project, scheduled for completion July 12, 2010 will use a “Stop and Go When Clear” sign at either end of the bridge approach to regulate traffic flow and the Campbell County project, scheduled for completion August 16, 2010, will use traffic signals at either end of the bridge to maintain traffic.
Marvin V. Templeton & Sons, Lynchburg, was awarded a contract valued at $199,412.50 for improvements to Route 685 in Campbell County. The focus of the project, slated for completion by June 11, 2010, is to improve safety through reconstruction of two sharp horizontal curves. The road will be closed to through traffic for up to 30 consecutive calendar days during construction; detours will be available via Routes 24, 501 and 686. Flaggers will be used to control traffic at other times.
UCI-Virginia, Inc., Great Falls, SC, was awarded a $9,468,200 contact for a design-build regional bridge repair project that includes ten bridges in the Lynchburg District and one in the Salem District. The project is slated for completion by September 25, 2011.
DLB, Inc., Hillsville, received a $2,850,144 contract for a design-build regional bridge repair project that includes the rehabilitation and replacement of twenty-eight culverts in the Lynchburg District. The project is scheduled for completion by September 25, 2011.
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