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RICH-1105

March 28, 2011



TRANSPORTATION BOARD AND COMMISSIONER APPROVE FIVE CONTRACTS VALUED AT $14.4 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — From January through March 2011, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved three contracts and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Greg Whirley approved two contracts with a total value of $14.4 million for Richmond District construction and maintenance.

The CTB approved the following contracts:

  • Key Construction Company Inc. of Clarksville for $7.8 million to reconstruct one mile of Bailey Bridge Road (Route 654) between the entrance to Manchester High School and Claypoint Road (Route 651) in Chesterfield County to improve sight distance. Bike lanes will be added to both sides of the road and a sidewalk will be constructed on the northbound side. In addition, a new 186 foot long bridge will be built over Swift Creek. Completion is expected in December 2012.
  • Richardson-Wayland Electrical Co. LLC of Roanoke for $2.7 million for an on call contract to install and modify traffic signals in the region. The contract is through December 2012.
  • Richard L. Crowder Construction Inc. of Petersburg for $2.1 million to construct a 1,500 foot dedicated left turn lane on Winfield Road (Route 460) east at Hickory Hill Road (Route 109) in Petersburg. To accommodate the additional left turn lane, approximately 1,700 feet of receiving lane will be added to Hickory Hill Road that will end approximately 800 feet north of the Jamestown Road intersection. The project also includes the 1,500 feet of sidewalk. Completion is expected in June 2012.

VDOT Commissioner Whirley approved the following contracts:

  • The Lane Construction Corporation of Cheshire, Connecticut for $1.2 million for an on call contract to replace and repair signs throughout the district.
  • Interstate Road Management Corporation of Hazleton, Pennsylvania for $574,000 to apply pavement markings to various routes in the southern region of the district.

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

For more information about VDOT projects and programs, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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