The Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded a $99.9 million contract to Shirley Contracting for transportation projects on I-95 and Route 630.
According to a release, one of the projects being conducted under this contract is the reconstruction of the I-95 interchange at Exit 140 at Courthouse Road. This will be reconfigured to be a diverging diamond interchange, said the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
“One project will reconstruct the existing Interstate 95 interchange at exit 140, Courthouse Road, as a diverging diamond interchange. The intersection of Route 1 and Courthouse Road will be relocated to the south to align with Hospital Center Boulevard,” stated VDOT.
Another project that is funded under this contract is a widening project for Courthouse Road, west of I-95, stated a release.
“Courthouse Road will be widened to four lanes between Cedar Lane and Ramoth Church Road/Winding Creek Road,” stated VDOT.
More on the project, from a release:
Commuter parking will be expanded by approximately 500 spaces at the interchange. An existing Park & Ride lot at exit 140 will be relocated east of I-95. The project will expand capacity to around 1,000 parking spaces, and will add dedicated pickup and dropoff areas for buses and carpools. The existing number of commuter parking spaces, 545 spaces, will be maintained during construction.
Construction on the project will begin in 2017 and slated for completion in 2020.