Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 21, 2010
CTB APPROVES PORT REPUBLIC ROAD CONTRACT
STAUNTON – At its January meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded two projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District. The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
Branch Highways Inc. of Roanoke was awarded a $10.1 million contract to widen Port Republic Road in Rockingham County near the City of Harrisonburg and the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital site. The project extends from just south of Route 704 (Boyers Road) to just north of the Harrisonburg eastern corporate limits. Port Republic Road will have four 12-foot lanes with curb and gutter and include a 16-foot raised median. Crossovers and turn lanes will be provided at all major intersections. Additionally 0.20-mile of the southeast connector will be built at its intersection with Port Republic Road. Pedestrian and bicycle accommodations include a multi-use path for bicycles and pedestrians on the east side of the road and a sidewalk on the west side of the road. The scheduled completion date is Jan. 27, 2012.
A district-wide project for bridge repairs and maintenance was awarded to Lanford Brothers Co. Inc. of Roanoke. The contract is valued at $2.4 million. The contract provides for repairs and preventive bridge maintenance which may help avoid future major bridge rehabilitation work.
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