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STA10-147

Sept. 15, 2010



VDOT TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING EVENT FOR MAURY RIVER BRIDGE

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the new Maury River Bridge on Route 130 in Glasgow in Rockbridge County.  

The event will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the bridge site.  The public is welcome to attend.

Scheduled speakers include:  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. Garrett Moore, P.E., VDOT Staunton District Administrator, will be 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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