Granite Construction Incorporated, Parsons Corporation, and Corman Construction Inc., announced today that their joint venture team 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. Granite booked its 50% share of the $410 million joint venture project into backlog during the third quarter of 2017.

The joint venture team will be responsible for widening approximately eight miles of I-64 in Chesapeake from four to six lanes, providing motorists the addition of a managed lane in each direction. The project also includes extensive environmental protections to the adjacent wetland and the Elizabeth River, new fender systems, navigation improvements as well as the reconstruction and widening of four bridges.

The project is designed to increase capacity and mobility in the region. The project will also improve safety by reducing congestion, while minimizing the impact to the traveling public during construction.