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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA14-024

Jan. 24, 2014



VDOT SLATES ROUTE 340 CUB RUN BRIDGE PUBLIC HEARING

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 340 on the Cub Run bridge in Page County.  The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Page County Middle School, 198 Panther Drive, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

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, Project Manager. 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 replaces the Route 340 bridge over Cub Run in Page County. The bridge, built in 1927, is at the end of its service life.  This site on Route 340 is approximately a tenth mile south of Route 685.  Route 340 is a two lane roadway in this area. 

The new bridge will be built to the west of the existing bridge with relocated approaches that reduce curves on Route 340 at this location. This will be a two-lane bridge at approximately the same elevation as the existing crossing.

The average daily traffic volume on Route 340 is 5,280 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2038 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 7,600 vehicles per day.

Design plan approval is scheduled for spring 2014 with right of way activities beginning in fall 2014.  Advertisement for Construction is scheduled for early 2016

The total estimated cost for this project is $5.9 million, including $784,907 for preliminary engineering, $17,500 for right of way and $5,155,000 for construction.

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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