CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Division of Highways took bids remotely for 14 highways projects on Jan. 12, 2021, including one Roads to Prosperity project — a request for qualifications for the Cheat River Bridge in Randolph County.
“It’s an exciting time to work in transportation in West Virginia,” said Jimmy Wriston, P.E., Deputy Secretary of Transportation. “I’ve been with the DOT for 25 years, and I haven’t seen anything like Governor Justice’s vision. We couldn’t be happier with the level of support we’ve received to get the work done.”
The West Virginia Division of Highways is reviewing the bids and hopes to award contracts for these projects soon. Several factors must be considered before awarding a bid, including whether the bid falls above or below the WVDOH Engineer’s Estimate and by how much. When a bid comes in above estimate, WVDOH must consider the project need, repercussions of not awarding the project, availability of other funding sources, and whether or not sufficient reasons exist for the difference in estimates.
Most projects are reviewed, analyzed, and awarded within a week of the bid letting, but the process can take longer.
Projects receiving bids in this letting:
- Piney Creek Bridge (Raleigh County)
- Cheat River Bridge RFQ (Randolph County) *Roads to Prosperity Project
- Hacker-Valley Cleveland Road (Webster County)
- Earl M. Vickers Memorial Bridge rehab (Fayette County)
- Lick Creek Bridge (Summers County)
- Moore Road industrial access road (Monroe County)
- District 1 roadway striping
- District 2 roadway striping
- District 3 roadway striping
- District 4 roadway striping
- District 5 roadway striping
- Long Run Bridge (Ritchie County)
- Pineville Bridge (Wyoming County)
- Barbour County Line to Aggregates paving (Randolph County)
WVDOH continues to hold bid lettings remotely to move projects forward while protecting the public from COVID-19.