The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a $10.2 million contract with a contractor to help widen and improve Longhill Road in James City County.
The board approved the $10.2 million at its monthly meeting Wednesday, VDOT announced in a news release.
The contract will allow contractor Branscome Inc. of Williamsburg to expand the road from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway.
Work will span from “just east” of Williamsburg West Drive to a location west of the Olde Towne Road and Devon Road intersection, according to the release.
Outside lanes will also be extra wide to allow cyclist safety. The project includes a 10-foot multiuse path.
Project completion is expected in fall 2021, with the project taking about two years.
VDOT spokeswoman Brittany McBride Nichols said VDOT does not yet have additional details about the project’s construction schedule.
VDOT started working to relocate utilities in September 2018 for the project.
The Longhill Road contract is one of two VDOT contracts approved Wednesday. The other contract was $7.6 million to Kanawha Stone Co. Inc. to reconstruction a portion of a road in northwestern Campbell County, according to the news release.