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Corman-Branch Joint Venture – Interstate 64 Design-Build Project

The Corman-Branch JV is a VDOT design-build project located on Interstate 64 in Henrico and New Kent County, Virginia.

It involves the addition of one 12-foot-wide travel lane and one 10-foot-wide shoulder in each direction.  The widening will occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right-of-way required to construct the Project and minimizing impacts to existing interchanges.  The two existing bridges over the Chickahominy River will be widened to the inside as well as receive substructure repairs and deck replacements of the existing structures.

The Project includes extension of the acceleration and deceleration lanes at each DMV weigh station located on I-64.  The project also includes mill and overlay of all existing mainline pavement, and re-striping of lane configuration from Interstate 295 on/off ramps toward the east to Exit 205 for a total project length of approximately 4 miles.

Notice to Proceed was issued in August 2017 and construction will begin in early 2018. The project will be complete by August 2019.


GPC Team Awarded $410 Million High Rise Bridge Project in Chesapeake, VA

The joint venture team, which includes Corman, Granite Construction, and Parsons Corporation, has been awarded the Interstate 64 (I-64) Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge, Phase 1 design-build contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The joint venture team will be responsible for widening approximately eight miles of existing I-64 in Chesapeake, VA, from four to six lanes, comprised of two lanes and one managed lane in each direction.

The project also includes:

  • widening and asphalt overlay on existing I-64 lanes
  • construction of a new, fixed span High Rise Bridge south of the existing bridge
  • extensive environmental protections to the adjacent wetland and Elizabeth River
  • new fender systems and navigation improvements
  • the reconstruction / widening of four cross streets

Construction is scheduled to begin in November, 2017, and conclude in July, 2021.


Berkmar Drive Extension Ahead of Schedule

The Berkmar Drive Extension project is moving along ahead of schedule . The mass excavation has been completed. Storm drain, aggregate base, and flatwork will continue through the winter. The bridge steel has been erected. Crews are currently placing the reinforcing Steel and scheduled to complete the deck pours in early December. The entire Berkmar Drive element will be completed by July, 2017.

The 29 widening element recently switched traffic on to the newly widened southbound Lanes. Traffic should be switched into the Final Phase in late November so that we can reconstruct the Northbound Lanes. The Route 29 element is on track to be completed by July, 2017.


Salisbury Project Successful Start-up

The multi-phase project began on July 12, 2016, with the breaking of ground beginning on August 18, 2016. One of the primary objectives of this project is to maintain a flow of traffic through the work area during the course of the construction. In order to maintain traffic, as part of phase 1, a total of nine traffic crossovers are required to switch traffic from a multilane undivided expressway to a single-lane, two-way road.

Corman Construction completed the construction of these cross overs, as well as the placement of over 18,000 linear feet of double faced concrete barrier on October 22, 2016. On Monday October 24, 2016, the live traffic was switched onto the southbound lanes with minimal impact to the motorists.


Salisbury Bypass Project Awarded to Corman

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration awarded to Corman the two year project to rehabilitate 11 bridges on US 13/US 50 (Salisbury Bypass) in Salisbury. The bridges are at these six locations along the northeastern section of the US 50 Bypass between the US 50 Business and US 13 Business interchanges:

  • One ramp bridge from US 13 Business to the Salisbury Bypass
  • Two bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad line
  • Two bridges over MD 346 (Old Ocean City Road)
  • Two bridges over US 50/US 50 Business (Ocean Gateway)
  • Two bridges over MD 350 (Mount Hermon Road)
  • Two bridges over Parker Pond

Every day, 36,225 drivers travel the Salisbury Bypass, with traffic volumes increasing by 15 percent during the summer months on this route to Ocean City, Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan has invested $23.8 million to rehabilitate 11 bridges between US 13 Business and Parker Pond, south of US 50 as part of his $1.97 billion investment in Maryland highway and bridge improvements. Once complete, this project will improve safety, increase the life span of the bridges, and allow heavy loads to travel on the eastern half of the Salisbury Bypass (US 13) in Wicomico County, Maryland.


Rio Road Completed Early

The Rio Road shutdown, permitted by VDOT to fast track construction on this heavily trafficked intersection, completed early. The Route 29 and Rio Road intersection was closed from May 23, 2016, to September 2, 2016, the time period allotted to construct and reopen the new grade separated intersection. Crews worked night and day during this period to build the retaining walls, the bridge, and complete the road work that make up the new interchange. We opened the intersection approximately seven weeks ahead of the September 2nd milestone date. Crews have finished up punch list work and have met the December 2nd final completion date.


Lane/Corman Joint Venture Awarded Route 29 Solutions

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded the Lane/Corman Joint Venture the $116.7 million design-build contract to improve the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County.   The Route 29 Solutions program includes eight highway projects to improve safety and increase mobility along the Route 29 corridor in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The joint venture includes three of the eight projects. Lane/Corman will widen Route 29 in Charlottesville, VA, between Polo Grounds Road and Towncenter Drive, extend Berkmar Drive from Hilton Heights Road to Towncenter Drive, and construct a grade-separated intersection at Route 29 and Rio Road.


I-64/Rt.15 Zion Crossroads

Corman was recently honored by the DBIA with a 2015 National Award of Merit in the Transportation (other than Aviation) category for their work on the I-64/Rt.15 Zion Crossroads near Charlottesville, VA.

The award recognizes “exemplary application of Design-Build Done Right™ that…resulted in highly successful design-build projects that achieved best value while meeting design and construction quality, cost and schedule goals.”

Corman’s unique and innovative diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design shifted vehicles briefly to opposite sides of the road, accommodating 600 left turns per hour (twice as many as traditionally), encouraging safer driving, and providing more logical exits. With this design, the cost came in at $6.9 million, a small portion of the planned $20-$30 million.


Announcing Corman Tidewater

Corman opens new office serving the Tidewater area of Virginia. The Corman Tidewater office is located at 1403 Greenbrier Parkway, Suite 575, Chesapeake, VA 23320. For more information, contact 757-213-1562 or infotw@cormanconstruction.com.


Woodrow Wilson Bridge – Complete!

Telegraph Road Interchange, the last phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge mega-project, is complete, on time and on budget. The Virginia Department of Transportation has issued final acceptance.


Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Project wins a 2013 National Capital Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (NCCACI) Concrete Award for Heavy Construction.


Intercounty Connector, Maryland

Intercounty Connector Contract B was the recipient of Maryland State Highway Administration’s MdQI Award of Excellence Partnering Silver Award on 1/31/13. This acknowledgement honors the level of excellence in using the partnering process to manage and steer the project to success.


Woodrow Wilson Bridge – Telegraph Road Interchange – Final Milestone Achieved EARLY

On August 25, 2012, CK Constructors achieved the Substantial Completion Milestone for the Telegraph Road Interchange, the final phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge mega-project – well ahead of the required completion date of December 15, 2012.


ARTBA-TDF, 2012 Globe Awards: Intercounty Connector, Contract B, wins First Place for environmental protection and mitigation

Transportation construction projects nationwide were recognized May 30, 2012, for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 13th annual “Globe Awards” event, held in the Nation’s Capital as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program. Maryland’s Intercounty Connector, Contract B, Corman’s joint venture project with Kiewit and Wagman, was the First Place Winner in the Major Highway (Over $100 Million category). This is an astounding achievement as the Maryland State Highway Administration and Maryland Transportation Authority submitted the entire Intercounty Connector project, which came in second.


Cherry Hill Road Extension Bridge Project – Baltimore County, Maryland

The Cherry Hill Road Extension Bridge Project wins County Engineers Association of Maryland Award of Merit for 2012 in the Large Project Category.


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