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Joint Venture of Skanska-Corman-McLean Selected to Build Replacement for Harry W. Nice/Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge

Parul Dubey on February 13, 2020 - in Bridges, Corporate, News, Transportation

New Bridge and Roadway to be Completed by December 2024


Virginia Beach, VA — The joint venture, led by Skanska along with Corman Kokosing Construction Company and McLean Contracting Company, announce they will design and build the replacement for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge, which connects Newburg, MD and Dahlgren, VA, across the Potomac River. Owned by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), the project will cost $462,957,000.

The existing, two-lane bridge will be replaced with a new 1.9 mile by 61-foot-wide, four-lane structure, and will include roadway realignment and construction of approximately 0.5 miles on either side of the bridge. The improved span will have four 12-foot-wide driving lanes with two-foot shoulders, and the new height will accommodate tall vessels. It will also utilize an All-Electronic Tolling (AET) system. Once the new bridge and roadway construction is complete, the existing bridge will be demolished and some of it will be used to create artificial reefs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

“The new bridge will be a dramatic improvement to the current two lane bridge and will allow for better traffic flow,” said Wade Watson, project director and vice president of operations for Skanska USA Civil. “We, alongside our joint venture partners, are honored to collaborate with the MDTA, and build an advanced bridge that will serve the community.”

The project is one of the state’s largest transportation initiatives and will improve mobility, safety and economic opportunities for southern Maryland, northeastern Virginia and the region. It will create more than 500 local job opportunities. The bridge will have a 100-year service life.

Construction will begin March 2020, with the new bridge expected to open by 2023. Project completion is scheduled for December 2024.

Renderings courtesy of the Maryland Transportation Authority can be found here.


For further information please contact:

Maritza Ferreira, Skanska, 404.946.7521, [email protected]

Mittie Rooney, for Skanska, 301.602.8709, [email protected]


About Skanska

Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and development companies. In the U.S., Skanska’s core operations include building construction, civil infrastructure and developing self-financed commercial properties, which together generated $8 billion in revenue in 2018. As a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $2.3 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Skanska has offices in 28 metro areas with 9,000 employees nationwide. Skanska is an industry-leading innovator in both safety and project execution, and offers competitive solutions for both traditional and complex assignments to help build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled approximately $20 billion in 2018. For more information, please visit www.usa.skanska.com.


About Corman Kokosing Construction Company

Corman Kokosing Construction Company is widely recognized as a heavy civil construction industry leader throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  For nearly 100 years, we have been providing general contracting services in the heavy highway, bridge, industrial and marine sectors and excel in alternative procurement project delivery.  Based in Annapolis Junction, Maryland with offices near Richmond and Chesapeake, Virginia, we cultivate a roster of over400 dedicated employees.  Corman provides client focused services that include innovation, quality and safety. Based upon our extensive local experience, we complete projects on time and on schedule.  Signature projects include rehabilitating the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge in Maryland, constructing the High Rise Bridge in Virginia, reconstructing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge that spans over the Potomac River and the Intercounty Connector, Sections A and B in Maryland.


About McLean Contracting Company

Founded in 1903, McLean Contracting Company (McLean) is now one of the leading Heavy Civil and Marine Contractors in the Mid-Atlantic Region. McLean is structured as a 100% Employee Owned Corporation. McLean’s headquarters is located in Glen Burnie, MD, and presently operates in 5 states and the District of Columbia with over 275 employees. McLean has regional offices and construction yards in Baltimore, MD, and Chesapeake, VA.  These facilities encompass a total of 40 acres with 2,000 feet of deep-water bulkhead that supply access to both the Chesapeake Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway System. Both yards are equipped with mechanic shops as well as machine shop and steel fabrication facilities. McLean has the unique ability to self-perform a wide variety of work on both marine and land-based bridge projects, which includes segmental and movable bridges, and all facets of marine construction including all types of pier and bulkhead construction, dredging, heavy lift, material handling systems, marine demolition and salvage projects.  McLean has continuously demonstrated steady adaptation, innovation, and growth, with excellent Owner/Contractor relations.  McLean’s vision is to inspire future generations at McLean, stay committed to our values, grow our organization, provide extraordinary infrastructure solutions and continue our tradition of excellence to all we serve.

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