Britt Drewes Farrar 804-225-4491
Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
Sept. 20, 2017
CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $18.7 MILLION
Backlick Road bridge in Fairfax County will be replaced as part of the Atlantic Gateway Project
RESTON, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved two contracts at their monthly meeting today totaling $18.7 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Salem and Northern Virginia Districts.
- Bridge over railroad on Backlick Road in Fairfax County will be replaced to allow third rail track
A $5.6 million contract was awarded to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC of Lorton to replace the existing bridge that carries Backlick Road over rail tracks in VDOT’s Northern Virginia District. The new bridge will accommodate the addition of a third rail track and increase the vertical clearance above the tracks for potential future electrification as part of the Atlantic Gateway Project, which includes the D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail project.
The project is expected to be complete by spring 2019.
- Bridge on Route 220 over Back Creek in Roanoke County will be replaced
A $13.1 million contract was awarded to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc. of Charlottesville to replace the existing bridge that carries Route 220 over Back Creek in the Salem District. The current structure was built in 1947.
The new bridge will provide wider shoulders, and earthwork will improve sight distance at the intersection with Crowell Gap Road.
The project is expected to be complete in spring 2020.
The following chart tracks the dollar amount of major contracts the CTB has awarded in calendar year 2017:
In advance of each CTB meeting, VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick also approves contracts up to $5 million in value. From the August 23, 2017 bid letting, the commissioner approved four contracts worth an approximate total of $10.4 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: http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/public_meetings/schedule_overview/default.asp
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