Dinwiddie company wins $107M I-95 contract
Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. will design and construct I-95 lanes, bridge in Stafford
Dinwiddie County-based road construction company Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. announced Friday it’s been awarded a $107 million contract for the Interstate 95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project in Stafford County.
“We are excited to begin our work that will provide critical mobility and safety improvements on I-95 including the interchange at Route 17,” Greg Andricos, Wagman president and COO said in a statement. “Wagman looks forward to safely and expeditiously delivering this project through partnership with VDOT, city of Fredericksburg, Stafford County and all other stakeholders.”
The project was awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which regulates and funds transportation projects in Virginia. The contract includes the design and construction of three general purpose lanes for I-95 north and a bridge across the Rappahannock River. Three existing lanes will also be converted into collector-distributor lanes (lower capacity lanes), with the goal to reduce congestion. Wagman is also working on the $101.6 million I-95 southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project, which includes design and construction of three general-purpose lanes for I-95 southbound, converting three lanes to collector-distributer lanes and a bridge built over Route 17.
The new contract also includes three bid options: an extension of the auxiliary lane along the I-95 northbound general purpose lanes, reconstruction and widening of I-95 northbound collector distributor lanes and installing a sidewalk along the north side of northbound Route 17.
Construction is expected to begin this fall.
Founded in 1902 and based in Pennsylvania, Wagman is a heavy civil contractor and is a fourth-generation, family-owned company. Wagman specializes in design-build, infrastructure, marine construction, modified concrete, grooving and grinding and geotechnical construction services. In 2019, Wagman completed its $22 million project to replace a pair of bridges on I-95 over the Meherrin River in Emporia.