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FEATURE ARTICLE
The Opening of I-295/Meadowville Technology Parkway Interchange Celebrated
January 2012

Timmons Group is pleased to announce that on December 15th, VDOT and Chesterfield County officials celebrated the opening of the long-awaited interchange on Interstate 295 at Meadowville Technology Parkway. Envisioned as a future interchange location when I-295 was originally constructed in 1988, this new diamond interchange was constructed as a $11.7 million design-build project in less than 15 months.


Chesterfield Officials at Meadowville Interchange Ribbon-Cutting.

Through a contract with Chesterfield County, Timmons Group first began developing plans for this interchange in 1996 to support the 1,300-acre Meadowville Technology Park, one of Virginia’s economic development mega-sites. Survey and preliminary plans were prepared and VDOT approval of the design features was received within nine months of notice to proceed. All environmental documents and permits were completed, but the project was ceased – due to lack of funding.

In 2010, the project recommenced through a combination of federal, state and Chesterfield County resources, which included the County’s commitment to dedicate incremental business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) taxes towards transportation projects. Timmons Group worked with VDOT and Chesterfield County to update the preliminary plans and develop bid documents. In July 2010 the project was advertised for design-build construction and just two months later, a contract was awarded to Curtis Contracting of West Point, Virginia. The project included interim and ultimate design plans for the entire interchange, construction of the outer ramps, widening of Meadowville Road (later renamed Meadowville Technology Parkway), traffic signals at the ramp intersections, new overhead signage along I-295 and auxiliary lanes on I-295 connecting the new ramps to an existing interchange at Route 10. Curtis Contracting and their design partner Parsons Brinckerhoff worked closely with VDOT and County staff to complete the project on schedule and under budget.

“Timmons Group is proud to have been a part of this successful design-build project,” said Paul Trapp, Principal and Director of Infrastructure at Timmons Group. “With the County’s vision achieved, the new interchange is already attracting significant economic development interest.”


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