State Awards Contracts for Road Improvements on 288
The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved two contracts worth a total of 14.5 million dollars for major maintenance projects in the Richmond-Ft. Lee areas. Charles Fishburne reports.
That 288 stretch needs some work.
Jarman: That's about 16 miles, between the I-95 interchange and the Powhite Parkway.
Taya Jarman, VDOT spokesperson
Sixteen miles of deteriorating concrete on Route 288 in Chesterfield will be patched to make travel smoother and safer. It's a 6.3 million dollar project, to be done mostly in off-hours and should be completed by October of next year. An even bigger project is set for
The Fort Lee area.
Jarman: The Fort Lee contract, that was for $8.2 million.
Taya Jarman at VDOT
Jarman: This is a really big improvement project that's gonna take place on Oaklawn Boulevard and Temple Avenue, and this is to help accomodate some of the 15,000 people that are being stationed and relocated to the Fort Lee area.
The project will cost $8.2 million and is set for completion by November 2012, just when all the crowd arrives.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News