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June 5, 2000
DOH Awards Additional Corridor H Contracts

CHARLESTON – Two additional segments of Appalachian Corridor H in Hardy County will soon be under construction, Governor Cecil H. Underwood announced today, part of $46.5 million in contracts awarded by the Division of Highways.

"These projects bring the number of miles of new construction now under way in the area between Moorefield and Baker to 6.72," the governor said, noting that $258 million in contracts awarded to date in 2000 include 44 bridges and 717 miles of resurfacing.

Awarded to a joint venture of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. of Beckley and Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Florida, a $20,746,510 con tract for 1.62 miles of partially controlled-access highway from south to north of Hardy County 8 calls for 2,810,416 cubic yards of excavation and provides three access roads to area farms. Work includes installation of structural plate drainage pipes of 96-inch diameter at one location and 120-inch diameter at another, in addition to construction of a six-span prestressed concrete beam bridge over Long Lick Run and County 8.

Polino Contracting, Inc. of Elkins was awarded a $12,499,009 contract extending the route 1.7 miles from the first segment to south of the Baker interchange. Calling for 1,963,415 cubic yards of excavation and providing another farm access road, work includes installation of a 72-inch-diameter structural plate drainage pipe at one location and a 108-inch-diameter pipe at another location, as well as construction of two of the ramps for the interchange.

A $413,674 Hampshire County contract awarded to Damalos & Sons, Inc. of Tarpon Springs, Florida, calls for cleaning and painting the Capon Bridge carrying US 50 over Capon River east of County 14.

A $681,297 Mingo County contract awarded to McCoy Construction Company of Salt Rock calls for construction of a two-span prestressed concrete beam bridge to replace the Board Camp Bridge carrying County 3/5 over West Fork of Twelvepole Creek south of the Wayne County line.

In Marshall County, the final project to complete Highways' new District Six headquarters in Moundsville was awarded to Colaianni Construction, Inc. of Dillonvale, Ohio, for $1, 800, 000. A 227x99-foot masonry building to house the maintenance shop, including repair bays, will be built on a new 17-acre site behind the Moundsville Shopping Plaza, where a three-story masonry office building is already under construction. Completion of both buildings will allow Highways to sell its current, commercially desirable Construction and Right of Way office and the current maintenance site at Tridelphia.

Two contracts awarded to Interstate Traffic Control, Inc. of Huntington call for pavement striping at various locations on roads throughout Highways southern and northern districts. The first, for $242,208, covers the counties in the Charleston, Huntington, Weston, Elkins, Lewisburg and Princeton areas. The second, for $229,625, covers the countries in the Parkersburg, Bridgeport, Burlington, and Moundsville areas.

A $146,544 Mercer County contract awarded to West Virginia Paving, Inc. of Dunbar calls for realignment and curve widening to add a turn lane on Bluefield Road on US 19 at Union Street, County 19/50.

Nelson Excavating, Inc. of Thomas was awarded a $253, 889 Grant County contract for repair of a slide on South Mill Creek Road on County 9 south of County 9/11.



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