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Odd Fellows Road Interchange at US Route 29/460 and Roadway Improvements, and Greenview Drive

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Kevin Reichert, P.E, APD Office
Raymond T. Partridge, Procurement Project Manager, P3 Office

January 14, 2015

Commonwealth Transportation Board Awards Local Contracts
Greenview Drive and Odd Fellows Road Interchange projects awarded

LYNCHBURG — At its monthly meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded two local design build projects in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The CTB awarded Branch Highways, Inc. of Roanoke, VA an approximately $10.8 project for the widening of Greenview Drive in the City of Lynchburg and Campbell County from two to four lanes. The project will also include sidewalks, a shared-use path, signal upgrades at Leesville Road, roadway lighting and landscaping. The project is located between Hermitage Road (Route 1541) and approximately 0.2 miles south of Leesville Road ((Route 682), for a length of 0.6 miles. The Greenview Drive project has a fixed completion date of July 26, 2017.

The CTB, also, awarded an approximately $29.8 million project to G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. of York, PA for the Odd Fellows Road Interchange at Route 29/460 and associated improvements in the City of Lynchburg. The project will include a new interchange at Route 29/460, a roundabout at Top Ridge Road, extension and reconstruct of existing Odd Fellows Road from the proposed interchange to Mayflower Drive, a roundabout at Mayflower Drive, curb and gutter and roadway lighting. In addition, the project will also include sidewalk, landscaping and a shared use path along Odd Fellows Road from the proposed interchange to Mayflower Drive, as well as preliminary engineering for future improvements to existing Odd Fellows Road from Mayflower Drive up to, but not including, the existing interchange with the Lynchburg Expressway. The fixed completion date for this project is August 3, 2018.

Design-build contracts are those by which both the design and construction of a project are awarded to a single entity. In the Greenview and Odd Fellows projects, the contracts also include survey, geotechnical, hydraulics, quality assurance and quality control, as well as other design and construction-related elements


Project Description

Odd Fellow Road serves industrial traffic as an entrance to the City of Lynchburg's Industrial Park, as well as other commercial properties in the immediate area. Presently, Odd Fellow Road begins at US Route 29 (Lynchburg Expressway) crossing Mayflower Drive and dead ends south of Mayflower Drive. 

The City of Lynchburg has voiced strong support for this project.  It has been ranked by the City Council as third on their road improvements priority list.  On August 18, 2011, the extension of Odd Fellow Road with a new interchange at Route 460/29 was adopted to the Central Virginia Transportation Improvement Program.  

The functional classification of Route 460 is Rural Principal Arterial Freeway with a minimum proposed design speed of 70 mph.  Odd Fellow Road is maintained by the City of Lynchburg and is classified as an Urban Local Street (Industrial) and shall be designed at a minimum design speed of 40 mph.  Route 837 (Top Ridge Road) is also an Urban Local Street and shall be designed with a 40 mph design speed.  

The Odd Fellow Road Interchange project was originally being delivered through VDOT's traditional design-bid-build process by in-house Lynchburg District staff. 

Public Private Partnership (P3) Delivery Transitions to Design Build (DB) Procurement

The commonwealth is no longer considering an unsolicited PPTA proposal for the financing, design and construction of a new interchange along US Route 29/460 at Odd Fellows Road, as well as improvements to Odd Fellows Road from the new interchange to the Lynchburg Expressway and improvements to Greenview Drive submitted in July 2013. On May 16, 2014, the Department, as the responsible public entity (RPE), in coordination with the OTP3, determined that DB procurement might provide a better value to the commonwealth than the value provided by a  P3 procurement.

Click here for access to that determination.

What procurement steps will now be taken to deliver the Project under the Design-Build procurement?

Essentially, the Project will use VDOT’s Design-Build process retaining the same or similar scope, schedule and funding as identified in the FY2015-20 Six-Year Improvement Program.

The procurement schedule will focus on a distribution of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in mid-June 2014 and the Request for Proposals (RFP) to shortlisted Offerors in early September 2014.

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