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Nov. 2, 2010



TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS FOR $45 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded American Infrastructure-VA Inc. of Chantilly two contracts last month totaling $45.4 million for Richmond district construction and maintenance.

The contractor was awarded $35.4 million to widen Midlothian Turnpike (Route 60) and German School Road in Richmond. Although the project is within Richmond city limits, the Virginia Department of Transportation will administer the project under the Urban Construction Initiative. Improvements will include the installation of curbs, gutters, turn lanes, sidewalks, landscaping, streetlights, storm drains, four transit bus pullouts and traffic signals.

Currently, this section of Midlothian Turnpike has deep roadside ditches and poor drainage. The road will flood periodically during storms, particularly at Reedy Creek on German School Road. Upgrading the drainage system will greatly reduce the risk of flooding and increase public safety. The project also includes constructing a portion of German School Road to tie into the Reedy Creek culvert. The Reedy Creek drainage improvement project was a separate project constructed and administered by the City of Richmond and completed in fall 2008.

Numerous businesses along the Midlothian corridor will be impacted by construction. The following streets will also be affected:

  • Greshamwood Place
  • Arcadia Avenue
  • Carnation Street
  • Oak Glen Street
  • Old Warwick Road
  • LaBrook Concourse
  • German School Road
  • Giant Drive
  • Erich Road
  • Overnite Drive
  • Agency Avenue

Optional detour routes will be posted during construction. The project is scheduled to be complete in August 2012.

The contractor was also awarded $10 million to upgrade guardrails and mill and overlay approximately eight miles of the existing pavement on I-95 north and south between the Prince George/Sussex County line (mile marker 34) and Rives Road (mile marker 47) in Prince George County. Work is expected to be complete November 2011.

For more information on the meeting and other CTB actions, visit http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/meetings.asp.

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