Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Dec. 30, 2009
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 11/460 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY
SALEM – The Commonwealth Transportation Board at its Dec. 17 meeting in Richmond awarded a contract to widen a section of Route 11/460 in Roanoke County. The section of Route 11/460 (West Main Street) starts just west of the Salem City limits and extends about 2.1 miles to approximately 0.1 mile west of Route 830 (Technology Drive). The contract worth approximately $22.3 million was awarded to General Excavation Inc. from Warrenton.
The project entails widening the current two-lane section of Route 11/460 to a four-lane divided highway with a raised median and turn lanes. Work also will include constructing a 44-foot long bridge over Little Bear Rock Branch, adding sidewalks to tie into existing pedestrian routes around Fort Lewis Elementary School and providing a paved shoulder to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic. In addition, the existing traffic signals at Alleghany Drive and Daugherty Drive will be replaced.
Work on the project should be underway this spring and is expected to be completed in fall of 2012.
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