Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 16, 2014
VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR CEDAR CREEK BRIDGE ON ROUTE 11 IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY
STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) over Cedar Creek in Shenandoah County. The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Strasburg Town Office, 174 East King Street, Strasburg, VA 22657. The alternative inclement weather date is Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4-6 p.m. at the same location.
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, located in Shenandoah County, proposes to build a new two-lane bridge on Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) over Cedar Creek and remove both northbound and southbound existing bridges.
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, with enough right of way for future widening to four lanes if necessary.
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 fall of 2015 with completion in the fall of 2017.
The total estimated cost for this project is $7,276,226 including $685,101 for preliminary engineering, $150,000 for right of way and $6,441,125 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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