Repairs slated for Hanover’s I-95 corridor

Funding for bridge work announced by governor

Several roadway improvements are in the works for Hanover County.

The projects are part of a total $68 million investment in road repair by the Virginia Department of Transportation as it prepares to resurface 984 lane miles of state-maintained routes in the Richmond region between April and November.

Richmond area interstates will receive approximately $48.5 million in pavement resurfacing. This includes 87 lane miles of asphalt pavement and 43 lane miles of concrete pavement repairs.

Projects in Hanover County include a paving of Interstate 95 northbound between Lewistown Road and Route 54 in Ashland. There are also several I-95 southbound improvements scheduled. These include a stretches between the Caroline/Hanover County line and just north of the Kings Dominion exit, between mile marker 95 and Route 54 in Ashland, between Lewistown Road and mile marker 88, and between Sliding Hill Road and the I-295 interchange in Henrico County

April 18, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the Commonwealth Transportation Board had advanced over $150 million in long-sought transportation improvement projects, being funded as a result of the governor’s 2011 Transportation Funding and Reform Package.

Among the planned multi-million-dollar improvements is the $10 million replacement of four bridge structures on Route 360 over the Chickahominy River in Hanover and Henrico counties. Three bridges are located in Henrico County and one is located in Hanover County. The bridges were built in 1923 and widened in 1941 and 1970. The project has an expected completion date of Nov. 25, 2014 and will be carried out by Corman Construction.

For more information about VDOT projects and programs, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm