Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 7, 2015
ROUTE 758 BRIDGE IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY OPENS SEVEN MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
STAUNTON – The newly constructed bridge on Route 758 (Seven Fountain Road) over Passage Creek in Shenandoah County opened to traffic on October 1, about seven months earlier than its scheduled completion date. The Virginia Department of Transportation had closed a portion of Route 758 during construction, and traffic was following a three-mile detour route.
The two-lane concrete bridge in the Fort Valley area is 22 feet wide and has side railings 20 inches high to improve driver safety. It replaces a single-lane span with no railings that was built in 1916.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board in April 2015 awarded a $829,743 construction contract to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville, Virginia. The contract completion date was May 16, 2016.
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