Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 22, 2010
NEW MAURY RIVER BRIDGE OPENS TO TRAFFIC
STAUNTON – The newly constructed Maury River Bridge on Route 130 in the Town of Glasgow in Rockbridge County is opening to traffic on Sept. 22. A ribbon cutting event hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation was held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 to celebrate the completion of the new bridge.
Work will continue at the construction site, which will include completion of guardrail installation and the removal of the old bridge. Traffic will be able to use the new bridge, but motorists should be aware of construction activities within the work zone and drive with caution.
The ribbon cutting event features a number of scheduled speakers including: David Tyeryar, Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Senator R. Creigh Deeds; Delegate Benjamin L. Cline; R. Hunt Riegel of the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors; Samuel H. Blackburn, Town of Glasgow Mayor; and Maynard Reynolds Former Glasgow Town Council Member and Former Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors Member. Garrett Moore, P.E., VDOT Staunton District Administrator, is the master of ceremonies.
The project was awarded to Haymes Brothers Inc. of Chatham by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on May 15, 2008. The contract value is $11,234,027.40.
The new bridge features two 12-foot lanes and 10-foot graded shoulders. The old bridge was built in 1931, is no longer able to handle modern day traffic and is posted – which means only lighter weight vehicles can use it.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the bridge site on June 25, 2008.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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