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STA11-211

Oct. 24, 2011



ROAD CLOSURE CANCELED FOR ROUTE 250 CRAB RUN BRIDGE PROJECT

STAUNTON – The road closure previously announced for October 26 on Route 250 has been canceled. This work is part of the Crab Run Bridge project in the McDowell area of Highland County.  Late last week crews were able to complete the needed work at the bridge project without the lane closure.  Overall work on the project will continue.

The project replaces the Crab Run Bridge, located between Route 645 and Route 654. The existing 24-foot wide, two-lane bridge will be replaced with a 47.7-foot wide, two-lane bridge. The wider new bridge will meet current design standards for wider shoulders. The wider shoulders and approaches will enhance driver safety in this area.

Construction of the new bridge will be on a slightly shifted alignment, allowing a staged construction process. The $1.8 million contract was awarded by to Orders Construction Co. Inc. of Saint Albans, W.Va. on April 21, 2011.

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