Route 230 (Wolftown-Hood Road), Madison Co.
|Rehabilitation of bridge over Conway River|
Project at a Glance
July 18, 2016
Est Completion Date
November 20, 2017
$1,987,442.70 construction contract; $3.22 million project estimate
Lengths and Limits
0.08 mile, located at the Greene-Madison county line
Kanawha Stone Company, Inc. of Nitro, WV
Monday, May 22: Expect brief delays while crews switch traffic to the eastbound travel lane on the bridge.
Crews have completed construction on the eastbound side of the bridge and will switch traffic to the eastbound travel lane to begin working on the westbound side.
Traffic will be controlled by flagging during the switch. The existing temporary signal will remain in place to control traffic through this phase of construction.
Use caution approaching the bridge while traffic adjusts to the new traffic pattern.
In July 2016, VDOT began construction on the rehabilitation of the substandard Route 230 (Wolftown-Hood Road) bridge over the Conway River, located at the Greene-Madison county line. The existing concrete bridge was built in 1939 and has a sufficiency rating of 47.6 on a scale of 0 (poor) to 100 (very good).
VDOT will replace the superstructure of the Conway River bridge, including its deck and riding surface, as well as its piers. The existing abutments will remain in place, but will be extended to support the wider bridge deck.
Beginning in late September and throughout the bulk of the work, two-way traffic will use a single 11-foot travel lane to cross the bridge, controlled with signals on both ends of the project. Large vehicles, including tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles, should detour around the project via Route 29 (Seminole Trail) and Route 33 (Spotswood Trail).
The Conway River bridge carries 3,100 vehicles per day, according to a 2015 count.
Total cost: $3.22 million
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $738,506
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $37,100
Public hearing: December 12, 2013
Public comment period ends: December 26, 2013
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Summer 2015
Construction advertisement: Spring 2016
Construction start: July 18, 2016
Construction completion: November 20, 2017
The project's schedule is subject to change.
Resources and Information
Rt. 230 Bridge Rehabilitation Project Under Way
News release, July 19, 2016
Rt. 230 Reduced To One Lane At Conway River Bridge
News release, September 14, 2016