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June 25, 2008
VDOT BEGINS WORK ON ROUTE 130 BRIDGE IN GLASGOW
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun construction on the Maury River Bridge on Route 130 in Glasgow. The project was awarded to Haymes Brothers Inc. of Chatham by the Commonwealth Transportation Board at its May 15 meeting. The contract value is $11,234,027.40.
This project will replace the bridge and its approaches with a two-lane structure. Each lane will be 12 feet wide. The construction of the approaches will be done in stages to accommodate connections to the existing roadway and three entrances located within the project limits. The bridge will have structural steel beams, a concrete deck and concrete railings. There will also be 10-foot graded shoulders with this project.
The existing bridge and approaches will be removed. The project will be finished with new asphalt paving and the installation of guardrail.
Stormwater management facilities will be incorporated into this project.
In 2005 the average traffic volume on the bridge was 4400 vehicles per day. This volume is anticipated to increase to 6400 vehicles per day by 2018.
The bridge project will increase safety and improve the local transportation infrastructure by replacing the current bridge, which is structurally deficient, meaning it is posted to allow only lighter weight vehicles on it and it needs replacement. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the bridge site on June 25, 2008.
The project is scheduled for completion on August 30, 2010.
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