CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Highways announced today that bids have been awarded for several Highways projects, including the Colonel Ruby Bradley Bridge; a major Roads To Prosperity project in the Roane County city of Spencer.
“This is yet another important project in our state and it’s surely going to bring goodness to Spencer and all of Roane County,” Gov. Justice said. “West Virginians everywhere should be extremely proud of just how much incredible work is being done on major road projects across the state, through our Roads To Prosperity program, as we continue our efforts to modernize West Virginia’s transportation network, even during these difficult times.”
The contract for the Colonel Ruby Bradley Bridge project was awarded to in-state contractor Rock Forge Bridge Co., of Amma, with an apparent low bid of $5.8 million.
“We are as excited as the Spencer community to see the Colonel Ruby Bradley Bridge awarded,” said West Virginia Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E. “This long-awaited project would not be possible without Governor Justice’s Roads To Prosperity program.”
Over $1 billion-worth of major infrastructure improvement projects through Gov. Justice’s Roads To Prosperity program have either been completed to date or are currently underway.
“Ever since I walked in the door as Governor, I’ve always said that we need to do the big projects on our roads,” Gov. Justice said. “Not only does it make traveling smoother and safer for everyone, but, by bringing more people and business into the state, the multiplier effect that these projects will have on West Virginia’s economy is off the charts.”
The WVDOH has also awarded contracts for Kenova Signing +1 in Wayne County and East Fork of 14 Mile Creek Bridge in Lincoln County.
The Kenova Signing +1 project, in Wayne County, was awarded to Green Acres Contracting Company, Inc. for $337,837.50. The East Fork of 14 Mile Creek Bridge, in Lincoln County, was awarded to Turman Morton, Inc. for $1,569,398.99.
With work zones in all 55 counties across the state, the West Virginia Division of Highways reminds drivers, “Heads up; phones down!” to keep WVDOH workers and other motorists safe.