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STA10-069

Feb. 25, 2010



PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD REGARDING ROUTE 603 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a location and design public hearing concerning the Naked Creek Bridge replacement on Route 603 (Fleeburg Road) in Page County.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Shenandoah Elementary School located ate 529 Fourth Street, Shenandoah, VA 22849

Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Mr. Mohamed Ali, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA  24401-9029. Oral comments can be recorded at the meeting with the assistance of a court reporter.

This project replaces the bridge over Naked Creek on Route 603 (Fleeburg Road) in Page County. The project is located at the Route 609 intersection at the Page and Rockingham County line.

Route 603 and the existing bridge have two nine-foot lanes with the roadway also featuring narrow shoulders and ditches. The current bridge is 24-feet wide and is deteriorating. This bridge has a weight limit restriction. At the end of its lifespan, this bridge needs to be replaced.

The new bridge will be built in the same location and will be 28-feet wide. There will be two 11-foot travel lanes with three-foot shoulders on the bridge.  The immediate approaches to the bridge will have two 11-foot lanes with five-foot shoulders. No roadway improvements other than the immediate approaches to bridge will be part of this project.

In 2008 the average daily traffic volume for Route 603 was 845 vehicles-per-day. This number is anticipated to increase to 1400 vehicles-per-day in the year 2034.

This project is funded with a combination of state and federal funds. The total estimated cost for this project is $2.37 million, which includes $359,000 for preliminary engineering, $115,000 for right of way activities, and $1.9 million for construction.
Following the public hearing process, consideration for location and design plan approval is anticipated in summer 2010. Right of way activities are scheduled to begin in summer 2010 with advertisement for construction bids in fall 2012.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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