VDOT AWARDS $2.3 MILLION IN CONTRACTS TO IMPROVE SAFETY IN JAMES CITY COUNTY AND WAVERLY
April 21, 2006
CONTACT: Lauren Hansen 757-925-2583
Largest project will upgrade the Monticello Avenue and Ironbound Road Intersection
HAMPTON ROADS -Area motorists will soon benefit from significant safety improvements at two busy locations in Hampton Roads. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Gregory A. Whirley and the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded this week a $1.9 million contract to improve the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Ironbound Road in Williamsburg and a $428,000 contract to add a center turn lane at Owens Grove Road on Route 460.
Local contractor Branscome Incorporated will work to upgrade the intersection of Ironbound Road (Route 615) and Monticello Avenue (Route 321) in James City County near Williamsburg by March 7, 2006. Improvements will include rebuilding the intersection to make it safer for motorists and adding new drainage, pavement and traffic signals. A new oversized traffic island will help improve the intersection and also beautify the approach to Colonial Williamsburg.
"This intersection provides an essential gateway to Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary," says Jim Brewer, Williamsburg Residency Administrator. "The project will not only improve the safety and functionality of this intersection, it will also help the local economy by enhancing the appeal and beauty of the area."
Rose Brothers Paving Company was awarded a $428,000 contract to add a center turn lane on Route 460 at Owens Grove Road Route 604) between the towns of Waverley and Wakefield in Sussex County. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2006.
In the coming weeks, motorists should expect some delays while traveling through these areas as work zones are established for construction. To keep up with the latest traffic information, call 511 or go to www.VirginiaDOT.org.