Virginia lets two highway projects
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) in Virginia has approved two roads contracts worth a combined US$69.6m.
Larger of the two schemes is a US$64.5m design-build contract for safety improvements on an 8.9-mile stretch of Route 220 in VDOT’s Salem District. Faulconer Construction’s contract will begin just south of Route 43 (Narrow Passage Road) and run to Route 727 (Farm Fork Road). It involves widening shoulders, realigning intersections, adding turn lanes, creating additional passing zones, and addine raised centerline pavement markings as well as rumble strips. The three-phase project is expected to be complete by August 2021.
The second project will be carried out under a US$5.1m contract awarded to Martins Construction. It involves the repair of two bridges along the ramp from southbound I-495 (Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway) to northbound I-395 in the Northern Virginia District. The bridge over northbound I-495 (the Inner Loop) will receive a new concrete overlay, work on the deck joints, new beam bearings, paint on the steel superstructure, and repairs to the concrete piers and abutments. The bridge was built in 1975.
Repairs to ramps over the Norfolk Southern Railroad will include replacing the concrete bridge deck and beam bearings, repairing the prestressed concrete beams, concrete piers and abutments, and pavement on the approach to the bridge. This section was built in 1959. The project is expected to be complete in June 2018.
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This article was published on 20 Apr 2017 (last updated on 20 Apr 2017).