Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
March 16, 2017
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 711 WIDENING PROJECT IN POWHATAN AND CHESTERFIELD COUNTIES
$11.7 million project to increase capacity, improve connectivity, will begin March 20
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — At its monthly meeting yesterday, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded a contract worth approximately $11.7 million to E.J. Wade Construction, LLC of Mechanicsville Va., to widen and improve Route 711 at the Route 288 interchange in Powhatan and Chesterfield counties.
Improvements will include increasing capacity on Route 711 from two to four lanes for a 1.14-mile stretch from the Route 288 interchange to the Powhatan/Chesterfield county line, and replacing the bridge over Bernard’s Creek. Bike lanes and sidewalks will also be added to improve cyclist and pedestrian accommodations.
The project is expected to begin Monday, March 20, with intermittent alternating lane closures from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Several traffic shifts are planned as construction progresses. Most other traffic impacts are expected to be minimal. The work is expected to be complete in summer 2019.
More information is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/route_711_robious_road-huguenot_trail_widening_and_bernards_creek_bridge_replacement.asp.
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