Wagman Heavy Civil to repair historic parkway

Cris Collingwood//March 30, 2023

Wagman Heavy Civil to repair historic parkway

Cris Collingwood//March 30, 2023

York-based The Wagman-JMT Design-Build team has been awarded a contract to repair about 10 miles of the Colonial Parkway in the Colonial National Historic Park in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Greg Andricos

The $122 million Rehabilitation of Colonial Parkway, phase 1, project is funded through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  

Family-owned Wagman said the project includes rehabilitating 10 bridges and the Williamsburg Tunnel; replacing concrete and asphalt road surfaces, box culvert rehabilitation, installing a new lighting system in the tunnel, guardrail and signage replacement and stormwater management.  

Not only will the project upgrades improve safety along the most traveled portion of the parkway, but it also eliminates hazards to provide an enhanced visitor experience to the millions of annual travelers to the area, Wagman said.  

JMT is the project’s designer.  

Colonial Parkway was originally designed in the 1930s and is a 23-mile scenic roadway, connecting America’s Historic Triangle connecting the Yorktown Battlefield, Historic Jamestown Island along the James River, and Williamsburg. 

“Wagman is excited to partner with the Federal Highway Administration and National Park Service on this signature project to rehabilitate the Colonial Parkway in preparation of our nation’s 250th anniversary celebration, said Wagman Heavy Civil President and COO Greg Andricos. 

 Wagman received Notice to Proceed for design activities on March 22 and construction is slated to begin this fall.