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Route 637 (Jericho Road), Rappahannock County

Replacement of bridge over Big Indian Run

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
May 18, 2015

Est Completion Date
June 21, 2016

Recently completed

$1.65 million construction contract; $2.29 million estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.08 mile; from 0.04 mile west to 0.04 mile east of Big Indian Run

Fielder's Choice Enterprises, Inc. of Charlottesville



Office of Communications
(540) 727-3201

The Route 637 bridge replacement was completed June 21, 2016, and came in under budget. The project involved the construction of a new two-lane bridge of pre-stressed concrete slabs with an asphalt overlay riding surface. The new bridge was constructed in the same approximate location as the existing bridge, which was built in 1933 and was substandard in width.

The new bridge is 28 feet long, 24 feet wide and is supported by new, full-depth concrete abutments founded on rock. The new railings have two steel rails with posts attached to a concrete pedestal that has architectural treatment for aesthetics.

Approximately 250 vehicles use Route 637 daily, according to a 2011 traffic count.  

Project Costs

Total cost: $2,285,908

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $425,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $24,375
Construction: $1,836,533


Project Schedule

Public hearing: January 16, 2013
Public comment period ends: January 28, 2013
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Fall 2013
Construction advertisement: Fall 2014
Construction completion: June 21, 2016


Traffic Pattern Changing at Rt. 637 Bridge Project
News release, Dec. 31, 2015

VDOT to Hold Hearing on Rt. 637 Bridge Project
News release, Jan. 8, 2013

Materials from the Jan. 16 public hearing:
   Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (100 KB)
   Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

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