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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA13-190

Oct. 11, 2013



PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD REGARDING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON ROUTE 39 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting concerning replacement of the Route 39 (Maury River Road) bridge over the Maury River in Rockbridge County.

 

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rockbridge Baths Fire Department, 5024 Maury River Road, Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473. In the event of inclement winter weather on November 13 the meeting will be held on November 18 at the same time and location. Please refer to VDOT’s Staunton District Projects and Studies page for meeting notification updates at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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 Heather Williams, 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 0.21-mile long project will replace the existing two-lane bridge over the Maury River with a new two-lane bridge with 11-foot travel lanes and a minimum five-foot shoulder on both sides. The intersection of Route 39 and Route 602 (Turkey Hill Road) will be relocated to the west to increase driver safety by improving sight distance and turning radius.

 

The new bridge will be built in stages at approximately the same location, with a slight realignment to the south to allow for a wider structure with shoulders. One lane of traffic will remain open during construction and will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

The average traffic volume at this location was 880 vehicles per day in 2009. In the year 2038 traffic is projected to be 1,300 vehicles per day.

 

The total estimated cost for this project is $7,005,748, including $997,007 for preliminary engineering, $507,590 for right of way and $5,501,151 for construction.

 

Project designs are projected to be approved in winter 2013/2014, with right of way activities beginning in summer 2014.  Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 and should take about a year. More details on these proposed improvements can be found on the “Projects and Studies” portion of the VDOT web page.

 

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

 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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