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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
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STA13-134

July 30, 2013



CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING TO BE HELD REGARDING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON ROUTE 211

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting concerning replacement of the bridge over South Fork of the Shenandoah River on Route 211 westbound in Page County. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the VDOT Luray Area Headquarters, 551 Mechanic Street, Luray, VA 22835.

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 Asha Sreekrishnavilasam, Ph.D., 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 will replace the Route 211 westbound bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County. This 0.64-mile long project also improves the approaches on Route 211 to the new bridge. The project extends on Route 211 from 0.416-mile west of Route 646 to 0.226-mile east of Route 646.

The new bridge and its approaches will have two 12-foot wide travel lanes and 10-foot wide shoulders. The proposed project will shorten the new bridge by approximately 200 feet to match the embankment length of the existing Route 211 eastbound lane bridge. The new bridge will be 625-feet long and will be built in the same location as the old bridge

The access road located under the current bridge near the west abutment is proposed to be relocated and have a direct connection with the eastbound lanes of Route 211.

During construction the eastbound Route 211 bridge will be utilized for both westbound and eastbound traffic. The existing boat launch located at the east end of the bridge will be closed during construction.

The average daily traffic volume at this location was 7,911 vehicles per day in 2012.  In the year 2042 traffic is projected to be 10,351 vehicles per day.

Project plans are anticipated for approval in spring 2014, with right of way activities beginning in summer 2014.  Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2016.

The total estimated cost for this project is $13.65 million, including $782,306 for preliminary engineering, $179,767 for right of way and $12.69 million for construction.

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

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