Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
July 18, 2014
NEW ROUTE 704 BRIDGE IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY OPENS
Construction Finishes 3 Months Early
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened the new Cooks Creek bridge on Route 704 (Oakwood Drive) in Rockingham County near the town of Bridgewater. Traffic was shifted onto the new span this week, three months ahead of schedule.
Contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville built the two-lane bridge and widened the roadway on both sides. The bridge replaces a single-lane structure that dated back to 1930 and was too narrow to accommodate modern traffic loads. The $1.3 million dollar project included a temporary bridge that routed drivers around the work zone.
Crews will be painting lines on the new bridge and approaches on Monday, July 21, 2014. Flaggers will control traffic during this operation and at various other times as contractors remove the temporary bridge and roadway. All work is weather permitting.
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