Virginia transportation board awards $46.8 million in infrastructure improvement projects

Updated May 26, 2016

Virginia welcome signThe Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) recently awarded four major infrastructure projects valued at $46.8 million.

The projects are spread across the Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Salem and Bristol districts of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Projects include:

  • Interstate-95 Express Lanes extension in Stafford County/Fredricksburg District – $31.1 million design-build contract to Branch Highways of Roanoke, Virginia, for a 2.5-mile reversible extension of the I-95 Express Lanes at the southern terminus in Stafford County. Expected project completion date: August 2018
  • Deck repair/waterproofing on approach bridges to Monitor Merrimac Memorial Tunnel Bridge on I-664 in the Hampton Roads District – $5.4 million contract to Truesdell Corporation of Tempe, Arizona. Expected project completion date: July 2019
  • Signal maintenance in Southwest Regional Operations area – $5.2 million contract to Elite Contracting Group of Petersburg, Virginia, for signals in Bristol, Lynchburg and Salem districts, to include maintaining and repairing existing traffic signals and other traffic control devices and install new signals and devices.
  • Drainage pipe rehabilitation and replacement in Fredericksburg District – $5 million contract to Curtis Contracting of West Point, Virginia.

Project totals per month, and in sum, approved by the CTB this year:

  • January – 7 projects – $194 million
  • February – 8 projects – $82.1 million
  • March – 10 projects – $76.4 million
  • April – 2 projects – $58.6 million
  • May – 4 projects – $46.8 million
  • Total – 49 projects – $457.9 million