Marshall M. Herman 804-692-2134
Jan. 20, 2016
CTB AWARDS 7 MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH $194 MILLION
Projects include second phase of widening Interstate 64 in Hampton Roads
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today awarded seven contracts worth approximately $194 million for major infrastructure improvements.
The projects – in the Hampton Roads, Richmond and Staunton 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:
- Widen and reconstruct Interstate 64 in Newport News and York and James City counties
The CTB awarded a design-build contract worth nearly $139 million to Allan Myers VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Va., to widen and reconstruct seven miles of I-64 in Hampton Roads from two to three lanes in each direction.
This second phase of the project to improve I-64 will run between 1.05 miles west of Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway), near exit 242, to 0.54 miles east of Route 238 (Yorktown Road), near exit 247, at the western end of the first phase of the widening project.
The improvements include adding a 12-foot travel lane and 12-foot shoulder in each direction and repairing and widening nine bridges and six box culverts. Widening the existing roadway and bridges will occur within the interstate median. The existing travel lanes will be rehabilitated.
This project is expected to be completed in July 2019. For more information about the second phase of the I-64 widening, visit http://www.i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_2.asp.
- Replace the U.S. 340 bridge over the South River in Waynesboro
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $7 million to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville to replace the Main Street bridge and improve its approaches in Waynesboro.
The Staunton District project will add bicycle lanes on both sides of the travel lanes and will improve pedestrian access by constructing continuous sidewalks over the bridge.
The intersection of Main Street and McElroy Street will be relocated about 200 feet to the west. McElroy Street will be renamed Race Avenue and will have 700 feet of new pavement in two 12-foot lanes. The existing McElroy Street pavement will be removed and reclaimed as green space, which will help improve the city’s Constitution Park.
The project is scheduled for completion in December 2018. More information is at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/city_of_waynesboro_-_route_340_main_street_bridge_replacement.asp
Two U.S. 58 bridge projects in Hampton Roads District
- Reconstruct the U.S. 58 interchange at Route 742 in Southampton County
The CTB awarded a contract worth nearly $15 million to Curtis Contracting Inc. of West Point, Va., to construct a grade-separated interchange at U.S. 58 and Route 742, south of the town of Courtland.
The project will eliminate the traffic signal at U.S. 58 and Jerusalem Road and replace it with a bridge over the U.S. 58 bypass. Loops, a ramp and a spur will be added to create an interchange. The project also will add a right turn along the eastbound lane of the U.S. 58 bypass and will relocate Route 742. These changes will improve safety and traffic flow by reducing conflict points.
The project is expected to be completed in December 2018. More information is at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/courtland_interchange.asp.
- Replace the U.S. 58 bridge over Route 632 in Isle of Wight County
The CTB awarded a contract worth approximately $6.7 million to Bryant Construction Inc. of Toano, Va., to replace the bridge U.S. 58 bridge over Route 632 and the rail tracks in Carrsville.
The bridge will be raised to provide the required 23-foot minimum clearance over the rail tracks. The new bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes and 8-foot shoulders. The approaches will include two 12-foot lanes, a 4-foot median and 10-foot shoulders.
The project is scheduled for completion in October 2017. More information is at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/carrsville_highway.asp.
Three pavement projects in Richmond District
The CTB also awarded the following major contracts for pavement rehabilitation projects to:
- Curtis Contracting Inc. of West Point for approximately $11.3 million to restore the pavement on Route 288 in both directions, from just north of Route 10 (Iron Bridge Road) to Interstate 95, in Chesterfield County. Completion expected in September 2017.
- Slurry Pavers Inc. of Richmond, for approximately $9.3 million for pavement maintenance in Mecklenburg County.
- Slurry Pavers Inc. of Richmond, for approximately $5.9 million, for pavement maintenance in Chesterfield County.
2015 major contracts
- The CTB awarded 47 major contracts (those costing more than $5 million) worth approximately $827.3 million during calendar year 2015.
- VDOT advertised $2.1 billion worth of contracts in 2015.
Contracts approved by commissioner
In advance of each CTB meeting, VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick also approves contracts worth up to $5 million in value. From the Dec. 16, 2015, bid letting, the commissioner approved 33 contracts worth an approximate total of $52.6 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,
For more information:
- Final bid results and projects:
- CTB meeting, times and locations:
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