PORTLAND — The general contractor for the Veterans Memorial Bridge project is being honored for an outstanding safety record.

Reed & Reed is one of three construction companies that have ever received the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Woolwich-based company is being recognized for its safety record at the Veterans Memorial Bridge site. The new $63 million bridge adjacent to Interstate 295 that connects Portland and South Portland is expected to be finished by the summer of 2012. More than 200 employees have been working at the site.

Employees, state officials and Sen. Susan Collins planned to celebrate the award today at the work site.

“We are very proud of our record. Not a day goes by where our focus isn’t on the safety and well-being of our most valuable asset: our people,”  Bob Burdick, the company’s occupational health and safety director, said in a statement.

Reed & Reed has been the recipient of the SHARP award twice before.