River Road Reconstruction


Virginia Department of Transportation


Hopewell, Virginia

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Reconstruction and widening of existing two-lane roadway
  • Included grading, storm drain, curb and gutter, asphalt paving, landscaping, retaining walls, and the installation of a new a pre-cast arch bridge
  • Grade work consisted of approximately three acres of clearing and grubbing, 19,025 cubic meters of regular excavation, and 8,796 cubic meters of borrow excavation
  • New storm drain network installed, including a 1200 millimeter jack and bore beneath the CSX tracks
  • 82 meters of pipe jack and bored beneath an existing roadway and utilized for a temporary stream diversion while the proposed arch culvert was constructed
  • Pre-cast arch bridge placed in two phases to maintain traffic of River Road
  • New signal poles, foundations, and controller placed at the intersection of River Road and Mesa Drive
  • Extensive landscaping place throughout the project
  • All construction performed throughout the duration of the project while maintaining two lanes of traffic
  • Completed on time and on budget
  • No recordable or lost time injuries

Awards Received

2007 VDOT Outstanding Asphalt Pavement Award – Richmond District