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RICH-0920

Aug. 19, 2009



TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER APPROVES FIVE RICHMOND AREA CONTRACTS VALUED AT $3.4 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner David Ekern approved five contracts last week valued at approximately $3.4 million for Richmond area construction and maintenance.

B. P. Short & Son Paving Corporation Inc. of Petersburg was awarded a $776,000 contract to apply an asphalt overlay to improve ride quality and safety in the following locations. Construction is anticipated to be completed in November 2009.

  • Route 621 (Country Club Road) from Route 58 to Route 1 (Mecklenburg County)
  • Route 673 (Reavis Gin Road) from Route 611 to Route 715 (Brunswick County)
  • Route 712 (Old Stage Road)  from Route 58 to Route 634 (Brunswick County)

Blakemore Construction Corporation of Richmond was awarded four contracts totaling $2.5 million:

  • Henrico County - $557,000 contract to eliminate stop signs at the off ramps from Interstate 295 to Nuckols Road north and south. This will allow traffic to make right turns without stopping, relieving peak hour congestion. Construction is anticipated to be completed in June 2010.
  • Hanover County - $918,000 to mill and pave one mile of the existing asphalt road on I-95 north between I-295 and the Route 656 (Sliding Hill Road) interchange (at the Chickahominy River). The roads will remain accessible during construction. Construction is anticipated to be completed in November 2009.
  • Powhatan County - $246,000 to patch the existing asphalt pavement, widen the trenches, and then overlay the area with asphalt on Route 614 (Mill Road) from Morningview Drive to Judes Ferry Road. The project is expected to be complete in November 2009.
  • Prince George County - $854,000 to amend the existing signalized intersection located at Courthouse Road and Allin Road (near Ft. Lee) to a roundabout to accommodate local business needs and to encourage safe turning movements. The project also includes sidewalk installation and road resurfacing. Construction is anticipated to be completed in August 2010.

For more information about VDOT projects and programs, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org. For the latest real-time traffic information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.

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