The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that three firms have advanced to the second phase of the process to select a design-build team for projects included in the Route 29 Solutions package.
The three firms were selected from among five that submitted statements of qualifications in response to the agency’s Request for Qualifications. They will be invited to submit proposals in response to VDOT’s Request for Proposals for the project, which is scheduled to be issued on Oct. 2.
The short-listed design-build teams are:
· Lane/Corman Joint Venture
· Shirley/Contracting Company, LLC
· Skanska/Branch Joint Venture
Three projects are in the design-build RFP solicitation: the widening of Route 29 from Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) to Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive), construction of Berkmar Drive extension from Route 1438 (Hilton Heights Road) to Hollymead Town Center, and the grade separation of the intersection of Route 631 (Rio Road) and Route 29.
Other Route 29 Solutions projects include improving the Route 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville, installing state-of-the-art adaptive signal technology at the intersections from Hydraulic Road north to Airport Road, and completing a study and preliminary engineering for improvements to the Route 29/Hydraulic Road intersection and a possible extension of Hillsdale Drive south of Hydraulic Road. Full funding for the locally-administered Hillsdale Drive Extended project will allow the city of Charlottesville to complete that project. These projects will increase capacity and efficiency along Route 29 and provide alternate routes on parallel roads.
Information about the Route 29 Solutions RFP can be found at: http://www.virginiadot.org/