Contracts awarded for Avens Bridge construction

POSTED: 9:57 PM Aug 15 2013   UPDATED: 12:28 PM Aug 15 2013
Avens Bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently awarded three contracts valued at $18.1 million for the Bristol District, including a contract to replace the Route 670 Avens Bridge in Washington County.  The Bristol District consists of 12 counties in southwestern Virginia:  Washington, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Grayson, and Wythe.

Orders Construction Company, Inc., St. Albans, W. Va., received a $16.2 million contract to replace the Route 670 Avens Bridge over South Holston Lake in Washington County. 

The project consists of building a new bridge adjacent to the current bridge.  The contractor will begin moving in equipment and materials this month, with more substantial work expected to begin in November.

Two additional bridge projects were also awarded to contractors in our region: