Project to ease congestion on corridor
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has awarded a contract for approximately $84.8 million dollars to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC of Lorton, Va. to widen a section of Interstate 64 in the Newport News area.
Shirley Contracting was selected to design and construct the first segment of the project, which will span 6.5 miles, from west of Route 143, Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) to just east of Route 238, Yorktown Road (exit 247) in Newport News. When completed, the project is expected to provide immediate congestion relief to the roadway corridor. Proposed improvements include the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder in each direction to widen the existing four-lane section to six lanes.
This will be a design-build project, in which the team will build the project while design is still under way. This greatly reduces the overall time necessary to complete the project.
Following the award, a notice to proceed will be issued in March 2015. The estimated completion date for the project is December 2017.
To learn more about the project, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_widening_project.asp
For more information on the design-build project delivery process, please see: http://www.virginiadot.org/business/design-build.asp
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