For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2014
Tamara Rollison, 804-786-2715 (office) -804-335-5758 (cell)
Commonwealth Transportation Board Awards Five Contracts Worth $72.7 Million
RICHMOND – Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) Wednesday awarded five contracts worth $72.7 million for new construction and paving projects.
The projects will improve traffic flow, benefit safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation infrastructure.
The projects include the following:
City of Fredericksburg road/bridge improvements
The nearly $30.8 million design-build contract, awarded to Corman Construction Company Inc. of Annapolis, Md., will:
- Construct a new four-lane bridge on Fall Hill Avenue over Interstate 95;
- Widen Fall Hill Avenue to a four-lane divided highway from Carl D. Silver Parkway to a roundabout adjacent to the Fall Hill Avenue bridge over the Rappahannock Canal at the proposed intersection of Fall Hill Avenue and the extension of Mary Washington Boulevard; and
- Extend Mary Washington Boulevard from its terminus north of U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) to the roundabout intersection with Fall Hill Avenue new the Rappahannock Canal bridge.
These improvements will result in a continuous four-lane corridor from the intersection of U.S. 1 and Mary Washington Boulevard to the Carl D. Silver Parkway in the Central Park commercial district. The entire project is scheduled for completion in early 2017.
Virginia Capital Trail – Park Phase Bicycle Trail:
The $6.3 million design-build contract, awarded to George Nice & Sons Inc of Toano, Va., will build a 3.5-mile,10-foot-wide bike trail and related structures between Route 5 through Dorey and Four Mile Park and tie into the Varina phase of the Virginia Capital Trail.
Interstate 295 pavement rehabilitation:
The $21 million contract awarded to Branscome Inc. of Williamsburg, Va., will go toward restoring the existing pavements on Interstate 295 in both directions in Chesterfield, Henrico and Prince George counties and the city of Hopewell.
The $8.4 million contract, awarded to G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa., will replace the superstructure and approaches on Route 54 over Interstate 95.
Spotsylvania, Stafford counties:
A $6.2 million contract, awarded to American Infrastructure-VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Va., will go toward repaving projects in the region.
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.