Route 635 (Greenwood Road), Orange County
|Replacement of bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad|
Project at a Glance
Attend A Public Hearing
VDOT invites residents and other interested parties to attend a design public hearing on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Town of Orange Public Works, 235 Warren Street, Orange, VA 22960.
The public hearing is an opportunity to give VDOT comments and/or suggestions regarding the proposed project. Representatives from VDOT will be available to answer questions and take public comments.
Written comments may also be sent to Brian Arnold, Senior Project Manager, VDOT Culpeper District, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, or Brian.Arnold@vdot.virginia.gov. Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by February 24, 2018. A comment worksheet is linked below.
Project Overview Video
This project will replace the existing 76-year-old Route 635 (Greenwood Road) bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Orange County.
The existing timber deck bridge, which was built in 1942 and is considered structurally deficient, has a posted 11-ton weight restriction.
VDOT proposes replacing the bridge on a new alignment just slightly to the east. The proposed bridge will be 16-feet wide on a 120-foot steel plate girder, eliminating the need for piers. Due to railroad clearance regulations, the northern approach will be raised seven feet and the southern approach will be raised four feet.
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2020 and take about one year.
The Route 635 bridge carries approximately 290 vehicles per day.
Public hearing: February 14, 2018
Public comment period ends: February 24, 2018
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: November 2018
Construction begins: Summer 2020
Construction completion: Summer 2021
Project schedule is subject to change.
Total Cost: $4,451,232
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $700,000
Right of Way Acquisition, Relocation Assistance and Utility Relocation: $200,000
Resources and Information
Public hearing materials: February 14, 2018
Share Your Input On Route 635 Bridge Replacement
News release, January 26, 2018