I-81 Exit 14 Project

W-L Construction & Paving, Inc.(W-L) constructed this project which included 6.44 lane miles of new roadway, two 250’+ interstate bridges, revised interchange with new ramp configurations and two new traffic signals, extensive utility relocation, construction of MSE Wall, and establishment of five stormwater management basins.  Major project items included over 160,000 cubic yards of regular excavation, over 330,000 cubic yards of borrow excavation, over 160,000 tons of aggregate material, over 70,000 tons of asphalt material, and over 3,000 cubic yards of concrete material.  

This project involved complex Maintenance of Traffic including several lane shifts from existing I-81 to new I-81 achieved through rolling road blocks involved coordination with VDOT, State Police, Southwest Regional Operations Center, Safety Rest Area and multiple subcontractors. 

This project was bid A+B in which the contractor selected the number of days to complete the project and it was used to evaluate the bid. W-L was successful in obtaining the contract by reducing the construction time by over 1 year in relation the 2nd bidder.


Project Highlights

W-L served as the Prime contractor for this project. All work was included in a single contract.  

  • The project was completed on-time
  • Maintained 4 lanes of traffic at all times with temporary night lane closures
  • The project was on budget with a 0.15% increase from contract 
  • Participation with stakeholders was paramount to maintain strong relationships


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