Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179


Jan. 18, 2012


COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner of Highways, Greg Whirley, approved six contracts last week totaling approximately $7.8 million for Richmond District construction and maintenance.

Whitehurst Paving Company Inc. of Richmond was awarded three contracts totaling $5.6 million to surface treat various primary routes in Charles City, Henrico, New Kent, Goochland and Hanover counties and secondary routes in Dinwiddie, Prince George and Nottoway counties and the South Hill area. The projects are expected to be completed by November 2012.

Pearson Construction Inc. of Dillwyn was awarded an $888,000 contract to reconstruct Route 662 at Route 626 in Lunenburg County. Safety improvements will include the elimination of poor sight distance at several locations and road widening. The contractor will also replace deteriorating culverts to improve drainage. The project is expected to be completed in July 2012.

Bryant Contracting Inc. of Toano was awarded a $1 million contract to replace the bridge on Route 628 at Ellis Creek in Nottoway County. Drivers will use a detour during demolition and construction of the new bridge. The project is expected to be completed in August 2012.  

B. P. Short & Son Paving Company Inc. of Petersburg was awarded a $327,000 contract to pave Hickory Hill Road (Route 109) between North Jamestown Road and the General Mahone Gate at Fort Lee in Petersburg. The project is expected to the completed in June 2012.

VDOT’s Richmond District oversees maintenance and construction activities on state-maintained routes in 14 counties in central Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties.

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