A joint venture of Skanska, Corman Kokosing Construction Company and McLean Contracting Company has signed a contract with Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Transportation Authority to design and build the new Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas ‘Mac’ Middleton Bridge. The team had been named for the project in November 2019 (link opens in new tab).

The existing, two-lane bridge connects Newburg in Maryland, and Dahlgren in Virginia. It will be replaced with the new 3km, four-lane structure. In addition, the project will include road realignment and construction of about 800m on either side of the bridge.

new bridge over the Potomac River

Once the new bridge and road construction is complete, the existing bridge will be demolished and used to create artificial reefs in Chesapeake Bay.

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