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Route 635 (Greenwood Road), Orange County

Replacement of bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Summer 2020

Est Completion Date
Summer 2021

Phase
In Design

Cost
$4.5 million

Lengths and Limits
0.35 mile south of Route 20 (Constitution Highway)

Locality
Orange

District
Culpeper

Contact
Brian Arnold
540-829-7557
Lou Hatter
540-727-3201

Project Status

VDOT held a public hearing on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Town of Orange Public Works

The project design has been approved as presented at the public hearing. The right of way process is anticipated to begin in late November 2018. 

Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2020.

Project Overview Video

Project Details

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. 

Project Schedule

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.

Project Cost

Total Cost: $4,451,232

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $700,000
Right of Way Acquisition, Relocation Assistance and Utility Relocation: $200,000
Construction: $3,551,232

Resources and Information

Public hearing materials: February 14, 2018

Share Your Input On Route 635 Bridge Replacement
News release, January 26, 2018

UPC 87954

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