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Sept. 9, 2010

Public-Private Proposals Solicited to Develop and Operate New Highway

RICHMOND —The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) received three conceptual proposals in response to its solicitation under the Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) for private firms to develop and operate a new U.S. Route 460 between Petersburg and Suffolk.

Last May, VDOT Commissioner Gregory A. Whirley terminated the previous procurement process that started in 2006, due to changes in market conditions. 

VDOT then issued a new solicitation for proposals seeking private partners with new ideas and innovative financing methods to move the project forward.

The U.S. Route 460 project remains a high priority for the commonwealth due to its importance as an emergency and hurricane evacuation route, for strategic military connectivity, safety of the traveling public and the movement of freight in and out of the Hampton Roads ports.

VDOT received U.S. Route 460 proposals by the required Sept. 7, 2010, submittal date from:

  • Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.U., including:

    • Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.
    • Ferrovial Agroman, S.A.
    • Janssen & Spaans Engineering Inc.
    • A. Morton Thomas and Associates Inc.
    • American Infrastructure
  • 460 Partners, Inc., including:

    • Moreland Property Group Inc.
    • Infrastructure Capital Partners LLC
    • CGA Capital
    • Bank of America
    • Lane Construction Corporation
    • Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc.
    • AECOM
    • Transfield Services North America
  • Multimodal Solutions LLC, including:

    • Edgemoor Real Estate Services, LLC
    • Clark Construction Group, LLC
    • Shirley Contracting Company, LLC
    • Autostrade S.p.A.
    • Keiwit Construction Inc.
    • The Louis Berger Group
    • Barclays Capital


The new 55-mile, four-lane divided highway would be developed south of the existing road from Interstate 295 in Prince George County to Route 58 in Suffolk.

VDOT has up to 30 days to conduct a quality control evaluation of the proposals to ensure that each meets the requirements of the Solicitations for Proposals, PPTA guidelines and related legislation. 

Those proposals that meet the quality control criteria will move to the next step of the procurement process which is a review by an independent review panel. 

This review process will include significant public participation activities.

For more information on the PPTA process and guidelines, and to read the proposals once they are posted, visit Proposals accepted by VDOT will be posted on this site within 10 working days.





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