Arlington Awards Contracts to Maintain Roads

Published on March 12, 2016

  • Nearly $11.6 million for road maintenance

  • County paves 75 lane miles per year

The Arlington County Board today approved two contracts for asphalt to maintain County streets.

"Road maintenance may not be exciting, but it affects everyone in the County," said Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey. "The County is committed to investing in our roads -- so that all drivers, walkers and cyclists can travel safely and comfortably."

Maintaining Arlington roads

The Board voted 5-0 (part of Consent Agenda) to approve the asphalt contracts totaling just under $11.6 million to Finley Asphalt & Sealing and Fort Myer Construction Corporation.

It takes constant effort to maintain Arlington's 974 lane miles of streets. Each year, the County identifies streets for paving based on pavement conditions, traffic volumes and planned construction by either the County or private developer. Since 2013, the County has averaged the paving of 75 lane miles per year.

Funding for the contracts comes from bonds approved by voters in 2014 and current year Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG), and was included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 — FY 2024 Capital Improvement Plan.

To read the staff report for this items, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item #13 on the Agenda for the Saturday, March 12 County Board Meeting.