$27m awarded to replace two Va. bridges

Virginia Department of Transportation. (Courtesy www.virginiadot.org)

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – Two contracts worth just over $27 million were awarded for infrastructure work in the state.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board granted these contracts for projects to improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of Virginia’s transportation network, the release stated.

The first contract was given to Orders Construction Company of St. Albans, W. Va., for just under $17 million to replace the James River bridge on U.S. Route 401 at the Amherst-Bedford county line.

This new project will construct a two-lane, steel-girder superstructure, and the 40-foot-wide bridge will have shoulders for bicyclists and pedestrians. It is expected to be completed in late April 2017.

The second contract for $10.5 million went to American Infrastructure-VA of Glen Allen, Va., to replace U.S. Route 1 bridge just north of Chester Road in Chesterfield County.

This new bridge will span four rail tracks and a service road, and it is expected to finish in the middle of May 2017.

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