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STA16-005

Jan. 13, 2016



NEW BRIDGES ON ROUTE 250 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY OPEN SEVERAL MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

STAUNTON – Drivers using Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) in western Augusta County start the new year with a pair of new bridges. Contractors have finished replacing the White Oak Draft and Calfpasture River spans within budget – and three to nine months early.

Construction on the two-lane bridge over White Oak Draft (also known as Buckhorn Creek) began in March 2015 and finished three months early. The project about 12 miles west of Staunton had been scheduled for completion in April 2016.

 

Four miles further west, construction on the two-lane Calfpasture River bridge started in April 2015. Its opening comes a full nine months ahead of the scheduled completion date of September 2016.

 

These new bridges replace narrower structures that were built in the 1920s and 1930s. Both replacement bridges have wider travel lanes and shoulders to improve driver safety.

In early 2015, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded separate construction contracts for the two bridge projects to Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville, Virginia. The contracts totaled $2,967,917.

 

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

 

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