The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved seven contracts valued at $60.7 million for construction and maintenance projects in six Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts.
These contracts include:
- $10.8 million to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises of Charlottesville, Virginia, for the second phase of construction for improvements to Tenth Street in the City of Roanoke in VDOT’s Salem District.
“The two travel lanes will be reconstructed and traffic signals will be added or replaced where Tenth Street intersects with Hunt Avenue and Williamson Road,” VDOT says. “Turn lanes will be added at the intersection of Tenth Street and Hunt Avenue. New bike lanes and sidewalks will also be added. Improvements on this phase of the project will extend along Tenth Street from Andrews Road to Williamson Road.”
The project is expected to be completed by November 2019.
- $18.2 million to Branch Civil, Manassas, Virginia, to improve traffic flow at the I-95/Route 3 interchange in VDOT’s Fredericksburg District.
“The project will eliminate the existing cloverleaf on-ramp that carries Route 3 eastbound traffic onto Interstate 95 northbound,” VDOT reports. “Once construction is complete, Route 3 traffic will access I-95 northbound using three left turn lanes controlled by a traffic signal. This means drivers on Route 3 eastbound who are entering I-95 northbound will no longer have to merge with drivers exiting I-95. Construction will include extending the length of the deceleration lane for I-95 southbound traffic exiting at Route 3 westbound, and will widen the exit ramp to accommodate additional lanes.”
The expected completion date is January 2019.
- Five contracts totaling $31.7 million for five contracts including: $11 million for two contracts to Julius Branscome, Manassas, Virginia, for paving in Prince William County; $5.9 million to Francis O. Day Company, Rockville, Maryland, for paving in Loudoun County; $9.5 million to Virginia Paving Company (division of Lane Construction), Cheshire, Connecticut, for paving in the Hampton Roads District; $5.3 million to W-L Construction & Paving, Chilhowie, Virginia, for paving in Lee Country.