A joint venture team of Granite Construction, Parsons Corporation and Corman Construction have bagged the Interstate 64 (I-64) Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge, phase-1 design-build contract worth $410m from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Granite booked its 50% share of the joint venture project into backlog during the third quarter of 2017.
Under the terms of the contract, the joint venture team will carry out widening of approximately eight miles of I-64 in Chesapeake from four to six lanes, providing motorists the addition of a managed lane in each direction.
The project also covers extensive environmental protections to the adjacent wetland and the Elizabeth River, new fender systems, navigation improvements as well as the reconstruction and widening of four bridges.
Designed to boost capacity and mobility in the region, the project will also improve safety by decreasing congestion, while minimizing the impact to the travelling public during construction period.
Construction is slated to commence in November 2017 while the work is expected to finish in July 2021.