For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2014
VDOT: Tamara Rollison, 804-786-2715 (office) -804-335-5758 (cell)
Commonwealth Transportation Board Awards 15 Contracts Worth Nearly $145 Million
Money will fund road and bridge improvements, enhance safety
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) this month awarded 15 contracts worth approximately $144.6 million for new construction and paving projects.
The projects will help improve traffic flow, benefit safety and extend the life of state roads and bridges.
Projects awarded include:
- Gloucester Parkway extension: $26.3 million was awarded to Shirley Contracting Company LLC of Lorton, Va., to extend Gloucester Parkway as a four-lane divided highway between the Loudoun County Parkway and Pacific Boulevard in Loudoun County. The project will include a new bridge over Broad Run and new traffic signals at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Pacific Boulevard. A multi-use path and side walk also will be built. Construction is scheduled for completion in August 2016.
- Walney Bridge replacement: $11.2 million was awarded to American Infrastructure-VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Va., to replace the two-lane Walney Road bridge over Flatlick Branch in Fairfax County with a four-lane structure and widen a portion of the road, adding bicycle lanes, a shared-use path and a sidewalk. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2015.
- Interstate 77 safety system: Nearly $7.5 million was awarded to G4S Technology Inc. of Springfield, Va., to install technology improvements as part of an active traffic and safety management system on I-77 to alert motorists to impending weather and traffic hazards in the Fancy Gap area in Carroll County. Project is expected to be completed in summer 2015. More information on the project is available at https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=3399.
- Interstate 264: Nearly $7.3 million was awarded to Virginia Paving Co., based in Chantilly, Va., for pavement work on I-264 between Broadcreek Bridge and Railroad Bridge west of Witchduck Road in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
- Interstate 64: $13.9 million was awarded to Lee Hy Paving Corporation of Glen Allen, Va., to rehabilitate about 15 miles of pavement on eastbound Interstate 64 in New Kent County (between Airport Road and the James City County line).
Statewide – 10 other contracts worth approximately $78.4 million for:
- Interstate pavement work in Montgomery, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fairfax and Arlington counties, and
- Pavement work on various primary roads around state and one contract for paving work on secondary roads in Fairfax County.
In late January, Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick approved 102 contracts worth approximately $188.8 million. Most of the contracts are for paving work on interstate, primary and secondary roads around the state.
Appointed by the governor, the 17-member CTB establishes the administrative policies for Virginia's transportation system. The CTB allocates highway funding to specific projects, locates routes and provides funding for airports, seaports and public transportation. The board meets on the third Wednesday of the month in months where meetings are scheduled.
For more information:
- Final bid results and projects –
- CTB meeting, times and locations –