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Lynchburg District Highway Contracts Awarded

Three highway construction contracts were recently awarded in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) which includes the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland,Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

A $357,384.60 contract for restoration of Straightstone Creek in Pittsylvania County was awarded to VA-Carolina Paving Co. of South Boston. 

The project, located adjacent to Route 640, will provide compensating stream mitigation for unavoidable stream impacts associated with construction of the Franklin Turnpike Connector. 

Restoration activities include but are not limited to channel reconstruction, stream enhancement with bank stabilization, riparian buffer planting and livestock exclusion.  The fixed completion date of the project is March 19, 2010.

W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. of Chilhowie was awarded a contract valued at $158,431.25 for reconstruction of the existing left turn lanes at the intersection of Routes 360 and 47 in Charlotte County.  The project will provide offset lanes to improve the line of sight for left turn movements.  The roadway and turn lanes will be open to traffic during construction with minor delays and temporary lane closures.  The project has a fixed December 11, 2009 completion date. 

Burleigh Construction Co., Inc. of Concord was awarded a $264,913.00 contract for construction of sidewalks and pedestrian safety fence along two footage roads, F906 (Liberty University Drive) and F907 (Liberty Mountain Drive) in the City of Lynchburg and the extension of the existing sidewalk on Route 24 in Rustburg from the current end to the Rustburg Post Office in Campbell County. 

The focus of the project is to enhance pedestrian safety by providing a dedicated pedestrian facility.  The project will include, among other items, installation of a new pedestrian safety fence along the parapet walls of the bridge over Route 460, a separate pedestrian walkway, sidewalk and crosswalk.  A portion of F906 will be closed part of the construction phase and traffic detoured.  The project has a fixed completion date of April 15, 2010.

For more information on the meeting and other CTB actions, visit www.vdot.virginia.gov.