Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Feb. 10, 2009
BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR RECONSTRUCTING A SECTION OF COLONIAL AVENUE IN ROANOKE COUNTY
On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Commonwealth Transportation Board at its meeting in Richmond awarded a $3 million contract to reconstruct a section of Route 720 (Colonial Avenue) in Roanoke County.
The section of Colonial Avenue that will be improved starts just west of Route 687 (Penn Forest Boulevard) and extends about 0.5 mile to Route 419. The contract was awarded to Sowers Construction Co. from Mount Airy, N.C.
Improvements to Colonial Avenue will include widening the travel lanes, adjusting curves and paving shoulders. A new roundabout at the intersection of Colonial Avenue and Penn Forest Boulevard will be constructed, and the bridge over Mudlick Creek will be replaced with a pipe culvert.
In addition, Route 720’s intersections with Route 1693 (Vest Drive), Route 1991 (Colonial Place Drive) and Route 1521 (Girad Drive) will be upgraded.
Work is expected to begin in the spring.
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