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June 18, 2015

Projects will upgrade bridges in Fairfax, Nottoway counties

RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting yesterday, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded two contracts worth nearly $49 million for major infrastructure improvements.

The projects – in the Northern Virginia and Richmond districts of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) – will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.

The contracts are for projects that will:

asset_upload_file336_68292Rehabilitate pair of bridges and widen section of Route 7 over Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County 
Rendering of the planned Route 7 bridge improvements over the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County within the project limits – approximately 0.1 mile west of Tyco

The CTB awarded a design-build contract worth nearly $39.9 million to G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. of North Dinwiddie, Va., to widen part of Route 7 and rehabilitate the existing twin bridges over the Dulles Toll Road.

The project will improve the existing three-lane Route 7 bridges, built in 1960 and deemed structurally deficient, over the Dulles Toll Road.

The existing superstructure will be replaced, widened and raised to provide a 16.5-foot vertical clearance over the Dulles Toll Road to meet current design standards.

Route 7 will be widened to a six-lane roadway

Road to approximately 0.6 mile west of Tyco Road – to match the section constructed during Phase 1 of Metrorail’s Silver Line to Dulles International Airport on the south side of the Dulles Toll Road.

Each bridge now carries two lanes of through traffic plus an auxiliary lane and a concrete sidewalk. The side-by-side bridges will be widened to a total of 149 feet to accommodate a 14-foot shared-use path plus additional lane space on each side. The abutments will be replaced with full-height abutments to accommodate collector-distributor lanes under the end spans for the future Tysons ramps project.

The project is scheduled for completion in May 2018. 

Replace bridge over rail tracks on U.S. 460 in Nottoway County

The CTB awarded a contract for approximately $8.6 million to Curtis Contracting Inc. of West Point, Va., to replace a bridge on U.S. 460 over railroad tracks.

The existing two-lane bridge on Cox Road (U.S. 460 Business) is just outside the town of Blackstone. Built in 1929, it is structurally deficient and requires extensive maintenance. Its roadway approaches also do not meet current alignment standards.

The new structure will have two 12-foot lanes with 10-foot shoulders. The U.S. 460 Business project will also provide 10-foot shoulders to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.

The project is scheduled for completion in June 2017. For more information, visit

The following chart tracks the dollar amount of major contracts the CTB has awarded in calendar year 2015:











In advance of each CTB meeting, VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick also approves contracts up to $5 million in value. From the May bid lettings, the commissioner approved 19 contracts worth an approximate total of $24.8 million for construction and maintenance projects on Virginia’s interstates and primary and secondary roads.

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 action meetings are scheduled,

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