MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corporation of Midland, Virginia was recently awarded the contract to supply the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Pavement Slab panels for the VDOT Highways for LIFE Project on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The value of the contract, which is a Lane Construction Corporation project, is valued at $1 million.
Smith-Midland will supply 52,020 square feet of precast/prestressed concrete slabs (306 pieces) with a light broom finish to support the VDOT pavement-rehabilitation project. The prestressed slabs will be post-tensioned together at the site after they are placed on the sub-grade. The project began in August with completion scheduled for November 2009.
The Highways for LIFE program is designed to promote building highways faster, safer, with better quality, at less cost, and with less work zone congestion. Highways for LIFE projects are also designed to make the projects last longer and are less costly to maintain. "Using new building methods and materials can improve travel, save money and make our roads safer," said Federal Highway Administrator, J. Richard Capka.
Smith-Midland is pleased to be associated with the innovative Highways for LIFE project. "We are excited to be a part of this experimental project for VDOT," said Matthew Smith, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Smith-Midland Corporation. "This is an opportunity for Smith-Midland to be involved in the development of cutting-edge highway transportation service."
Smith-Midland Corporation is a publicly traded company (OTC BB: SMID, SMIWC; Boston Stock Exchange: SMM, SMM/W). Smith-Midland develops, manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries. Smith-Midland has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Virginia and Reidsville, North Carolina. Easi-Set® Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (VA), licenses the production and sale of Easi-Set products and provides diversification opportunities to the precast industry worldwide. View the production and installation video of the highway panels at http://www.youtube.com/user/smithmidland. For more information please call (540) 439-3266 or visit smithmidland.com.