Sandy Myers (540) 332-9201
Jan. 4, 2008
MULTIPLE PROJECTS AWARDED IN STAUNTON DISTRICT
General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton was awarded a $3,312,442.35 contract to improve the acceleration lanes on Interstate 81 at exit 307 at Route 277 in Stephens City, exit 315 at Route 7 in Winchester and the Virginia Welcome Center and Safety Rest Area in Clear Brook in Frederick County. The construction will provide a 12-foot paved ramp with 12-foot paved shoulders and a five-foot graded shoulder. The project also includes intersection improvements at Route 522, which is 0.27 miles north of Route 679 near Winchester. A left-turn lane will be built, drainage improved and guardrail will be installed. The project will improve safety in these locations by providing additional merge areas for travelers entering I-81 and providing a dedicated turn lane for left and U-turn traffic on the divided portion of Route 522, just north of Winchester. The project has a fixed completion date of Nov. 1, 2008.
General Excavation Inc. was awarded a $7,674.952.55 contract to construct the Jeremy’s Run bridge on Route 340 in Page County. This bridge will be a replacement for the current structure which is deteriorating. The new 446-foot bridge will be built next to the current Jeremy’s Run bridge. The project including the bridge and its approaches will be .65 mile long. Lanes will be 12-feet wide with four-foot paved shoulders and a 10-foot graded shoulder. A right-turn and a left-turn lane will be constructed for traffic using Route 662 (Rileyville Road) located south of the bridge. The left-turn lane will be a center lane on the bridge. The project will be constructed to meet items in a memorandum of agreement with VDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, Page County government and the Scenic 340 Project concerning the protection and historical integrity of the area. The project has a fixed completion date of Nov. 12, 2009.
On December 7, Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner David Ekern awarded a $697,219.00 project to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc. of Charlottesville for improvements on Route 256 in Augusta County. The project, located in Weyers Cave, extends from .22 mile west of Route 276 to .13 mile east of Route 276. The project will provide a combined left-turn and right-turn lane on Route 256 serving the intersections of Route 276 and Route 750. This center lane will be 12-feet wide. All curb, gutter and concrete ditches will be replaced. The road at Route 276 will have two 18-foot lanes plus the center lane, with curb, gutter and a sidewalk. The intersection will have two sidewalk ramps for handicap access. At Route 750 there will be two 10.5-foot travel lanes plus the center lane with graded shoulders. Route 750 will be widened at this location to help drainage in the area. This project will improve safety in the area by providing a dedicated lane for traffic waiting to turn into these two side roads.
At its November 7 meeting the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $63,060.00 contract to Nu-Valley Fence Co. Inc. of Greenville. This contract will be for fence replacement at selected locations on interstate, primary and secondary roads in Shenandoah and Frederick counties. The contract is for one year with renewal options for the next two years.
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