Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
July 16, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS FOR $13.5 MILLION
Projects will improve Richmond bridge, Fairfax County roads
RICHMOND – At its monthly meeting today, Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded two contracts worth approximately $13.5 million for major infrastructure work.
The projects will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.
The projects are:
- City of Richmond, replace bridge deck on U.S. 360 over Interstate 64
The CTB awarded a contract for nearly $7 million to Corman Construction Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland, to replace the concrete deck on the U.S. 360 bridge that crosses I-64. This is on the overpass at exit 192 along I-64 on the east side of Richmond.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project includes improvements to signs, pavement markings and lighting.
The six-lane structure was built in 1968. It has five spans with sidewalks on each side and a raised median. The bridge is 310 feet long and 106 feet wide.
The construction will add a northbound turn lane onto westbound I-64. Completion is expected in June 2016.
- Fairfax County, secondary road paving
The CTB also awarded a contract for nearly $6.5 million to Virginia Pavement Co., a division of Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, Connecticut, to repave various secondary roads in Fairfax County in VDOT’s Northern Virginia District.
In advance of each CTB meeting, VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick also approves contracts up to $5 million in value. From the June lettings, he will approve 20 contracts worth approximately $25 million for construction and maintenance on interstates and state primary and secondary roads.
One of these 20 contracts is for approximately $3.3 million to expand a Spotsylvania County commuter parking lot on Gordon Road (Route 627) at Route 3 (Plank Road), west of Interstate 95 and the city of Fredericksburg.
Appointed by the governor, the 17-member CTB establishes the administrative policies for Virginia's transportation system. The CTB allocates highway funding to specific projects, locates routes and provides funding for airports, seaports and public transportation. The board normally meets on the third Wednesday of the month in months when meetings are scheduled.
For more information:
- Final bid results and projects:
- CTB meeting, times and locations:
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