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STA12-147

Oct. 24, 2012



VDOT TO HOLD CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING FOR ROUTE 11 CEDAR CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting concerning improvements to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) for the Cedar Creek bridge replacement in Shenandoah County.  The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the Strasburg Town Office, 174 East King Street, Strasburg, VA 22657.

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. Ronald Tabor, 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 proposes to build a new two-lane bridge on Route 11 in Shenandoah County over Cedar Creek.  There is a separate bridge for southbound Route 11 traffic and a separate bridge for northbound Route 11 traffic.  The southbound bridge was built in 1929.

Currently Route 11 across Cedar Creek is a four-lane divided roadway that cuts through the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Park.  This four-lane roadway transitions to a three- lane roadway several hundred feet north of the project.  

The proposed new two-lane bridge and alignment will be built in the median parallel to the existing southbound bridge, and leaves open the possibility to widen to four lanes in the future if necessary. A third center turn-lane on the bridge is not warranted as there are very few traffic generators within the project limits. The approaches to the new bridge will also be realigned. In addition, this project will correct the curve on the southbound approach that has experienced crash problems.

Construction is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2015 with completion in the fall of 2017.

The total estimated cost for this project is $3,059,516 including $530,000 for preliminary engineering, $40,000 for right of way and $2,489,516 for construction.

During construction two-way traffic will be maintained.  Motorists are advised to be alert for traffic pattern changes and flagging operations.

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

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