Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179


June 8, 2010


COLONIAL HEIGHTS—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Acting Commissioner Greg Whirley approved three contracts yesterday valued at approximately $1.5 million for Richmond area construction and maintenance.

Denton Concrete Services Company of Saint Clair Shores, MI was awarded a $1.3 million contract to patch 21 miles of existing concrete pavement on I-85 north/south in Dinwiddie County. Last year during construction, crews found additional areas needed to be patched. As phase two of the construction, this project will complete turn lanes, loops, ramps, and shoulders work needed. Work is expected to be complete November 2010.

B. P. Short & Son Paving Co., Inc. of Petersburg, VA was awarded two contracts.
        • One $120,000 contract to extend a left turn lane on Route 58 (Governor Harrison Pkwy.) east to Route 712 north in  Brunswick County. Route 58 carries heavy truck traffic and in order to improve motorist’s safety the turn lane will be extended. Construction will have little impact on traveling public and will not provide bike or pedestrian accommodations. Work is expected to be complete in August 2010.

        • The other $99,000 contract is to repair the pavement using asphalt overlay on Route 1324 (Brandywine Drive) to Route 1348 (Mulberry Court) in Prince George County. This project will mill and remove the existing pavement, provide surface treatment, and overlay the pavement with asphalt. Expected completion August 2010.

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