Corridor Q: Route 460 Connector - Phase I
Project at a Glance
Approximately $113 million
Bizzack Construction, LLC, Lexington, Ky.
Mandy Cox, Corridor Q/Coalfields Expressway Program Manager
VDOT's design-build contract for the Route 460 Connector Phase I in Buchanan County was completed mid-September 2015.
The project included design and construction of:
- Twin high-level bridges, 1700 linear feet in length, located over Conaway Road (Route 610) and Grassy Creek, now the the tallest in Virginia.
- A .8-mile four-lane divided highway (US Route 460) starting at the Kentucky State Line.
- An access ramp to Route 80, improving access to Breaks Interstate Park. This includes the construction of a bridge crossing Route 768.
- Secondary connections to Routes 609 and 693 from Route 80.
Route 460 Connector Phase I bridge construction time-lapse video available here.
VDOT is working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to connect both states’ construction segments that when completed will stretch from Pikeville, Kentucky to Grundy, Virginia.
In late 2017, traffic is anticipated to begin using Virginia’s Route 460 Phase I to access new Route 460 in Kentucky to just outside of Elk Horn City. As construction is completed in each state, more sections will open.
For updates on US Route 460 Connector Phase II, click here.