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SEP
2013

Press Release: DBE/SWaM Contractor Open House

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September 20, 2013

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE
CONTACT: Karen Meyers  757-334-0404
After-Hours Emergency  757-925-2584
Karen.Meyers@VDOT.Virginia.gov

US 460 MOBILITY PARTNERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VDOT TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR DBE AND SWaM CONTRACTORS
Attendees will learn about subcontracting opportunities associated with
the U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project

SUFFOLK- The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host an open house event Tuesday, September 24, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., for DBE and SWaM contractors interested in learning more about procurement opportunities related to the construction of the new U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project (the Project).

The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront located at 100 East Constance Road, Suffolk, VA. Available procurement opportunities will be discussed including drainage, concrete, trucking/hauling, engineering, design, promotional materials and inspection. These services will be utilized for the design and construction of the Project.

US 460 Mobility Partners, the design-build contractor, as well as VDOT will be in attendance to discuss potential procurement opportunities and answer questions. For more information on the event, please contact Shay Ponquinette, Acting Division Administrator for the Civil Rights Division of VDOT at 804.786.2935 or email at Shay.Ponquinette@Vdot.virginia.gov.

The U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project is a new 55-mile four-lane, divided, limited-access highway between Prince George County and Suffolk, Virginia that will parallel the existing U.S. Route 460. The Project will provide a safer alternative route for motorists throughout this heavily traveled segment of Virginia, reduce travel times through the region, open the region to economic development, and provide an alternative emergency evacuation route for residents and visitors. The Project is expected to create approximately 4,000 jobs through construction and 14,000 long-term jobs.