Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Oct. 3, 2011
CEREMONY TO MARK OPENING OF FRANKLIN TURNPIKE EXTENSION
A ribbon cutting to ceremonially mark the completion and opening of the Franklin Turnpike Extension highway improvement project in Danville will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 at the North Main Baptist Church parking lot (2818 North Main Street) beginning at 11 a.m.
Key Construction Company, Incorporated of Clarksville, VA, received the $18.29 million contract for construction of the four-lane, 1.38-mile divided, limited access highway beginning west of Route 293 and ending west of Route 360 and accompanying improvements.
Approximately 1.16 miles of the project, beginning at the intersection with Route 29 Business North Main Street, is on new alignment and includes a 640-foot bridge over Fall Creek. In addition, the project includes new construction of portions of Norwood and Forestdale Drives, a cul-de-sac on Norwood Court; completion of ramps from a previously constructed project and reconstruction of portions of both Route 29 Business and Route 41 with a street connection, King Street.
The entire project length is approximately 2 miles and also includes storm drainage, storm water management basin(s), and reconstruction of connections along the mainline, in-plan utility work and guardrail.
The project completion date is December 2011; however, the project is essentially complete and ready for traffic.
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