Tiffany Whitfield 757-925-1516
March 18, 2015
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT TO WIDEN TURNPIKE ROAD IN PORTSMOUTH
Project to serve as a connector route
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has awarded a contract for approximately $23.4 million to E.V. Williams Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., to widen a 1.08-mile section of Turnpike Road in Portsmouth from two to four lanes and add a center left-turn lane, sidewalks, curbs and gutter.
Turnpike Road, which is being reconstructed in phases, connects Frederick Boulevard to I-264, the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels and Route 164. In addition to increasing capacity, the project will also improve vehicular and pedestrian safety.
The project is scheduled for completion in May 2018. More information is available at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/turnpike_road_reconstruction.asp.
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