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March 29, 2013



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS APPROVES EIGHT CONTRACTS VALUED AT $10.2 MILLION

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner of Highways Greg Whirley approved eight contracts in March with a total value of $10.2 million for Richmond District construction and maintenance.

Pearson Construction Inc. of Dillwyn was awarded a $155,000 contract to construct a new access road to Leakes Mill Park in Goochland County. Work is underway and is expected to be completed in May.

B.P. Short & Son Paving Company Inc. of Petersburg was awarded a $138,000 contract to transform 0.87 miles of Hollywood Drive in Prince George County from a gravel road to a hard surface road as part of the Rural Rustic Roads program. Work is expected to begin in early May and be completed in late May.

Elderlee Inc. of York, Pennsylvania was awarded a $1.6 million contract to upgrade and replace signs along I-295 in Henrico and Hanover counties. Work is expected to begin in April and will be completed in July 2014.

Adams Construction Company of Roanoke was awarded a $1.6 million contract for pavement improvements to various primary and secondary routes in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. Work is expected to begin in July and be completed by November.

Colony Construction Inc. of Powhatan was awarded two contracts totaling $4.1 million for pavement improvements to various primary routes in Chesterfield and Nottoway counties. Work is expected to begin between May and July and be completed by December.

Lee Hy Paving Corporation of Glen Allen was awarded two contracts totaling $2.6 million for pavement improvements to various primary routes in Henrico and Hanover counties. In addition, the contractor will repair and repave Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) between the Colonial Heights city line and one quarter mile north of Happy Hill Road (Route 619) in Chesterfield County. The paving on the Henrico and Hanover primary routes is expected to begin in June and be completed by December. The Route 1 work is expected to begin in mid April and be completed in August.

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

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VDOT’s Richmond District oversees maintenance and construction activities on routes in 14 counties in central Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties.



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