Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179


Nov. 8, 2010


COLONIAL HEIGHTS—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Greg Whirley approved four contracts last month valued at approximately $2.9 million for Richmond area construction and maintenance.

J. L. Kent & Sons Inc. of Spotsylvania was awarded a $1.5 million contract to modify traffic signals and add turn lanes at the intersection of Lee Davis Road (Route 643), Walnut Grove Road (Route 636), and Cold Harbor Road (Route 156) in Hanover County. This project involves the construction of left and right turn lanes on all four directions of the intersection. These improvements will not only increase the capacity of the intersections, but it will also increase safety by providing adequate turn and merge lanes, resulting in the reduction of rear-end collisions. Project completion is expected in July 2011.

Key Construction Company Inc. of Clarksville was awarded an $859,000 contract to extend Raleigh Avenue in Mecklenburg County. This project will provide alternative access to Parker Park to relieve congestion during events at the current existing entrance on Route 47. Construction will take place north of a new location off of Route 1 and Route 58, cross an unsignalized intersection at Plank Road (Route 651), and then continue into Parker Park. Work on Route 156 will include a paved bike lane. Completion expected in October 2011.

Roadmark Corp. of Durham, North Carolina was awarded a $410,000 contract to upgrade pavement markings on Route 288 from Powhite Parkway (Route 76) in Chesterfield County to the Powhatan County line. Completion is expected in May 2011.

Graham Concrete LLC of Richmond was awarded a $121,000 contract to replace and rehabilitate pipe culverts at three locations in Dinwiddie and Prince George counties by April 2011:
• Boydton Plank Road (Route 1) to Author Swamp just north of Pine Grove Place (Route 634) in Dinwiddie County.
• Hines Road (Route 625) to Blackwater Swamp north of Webb Road (Route 613) in Prince George County. Traffic will be detoured during construction.
• James River Drive (Route 10) slightly east and west of Heritage Road (Route 635) in Prince George County.

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