Route 637 (Jericho Road), Rappahannock County
|Replacement of bridge over Big Indian Run|
Project at a Glance
May 18, 2015
Est Completion Date
$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
The primary purpose of this project is to replace the Route 637 (Jericho Road) bridge over Big Indian Run in Rappahannock County. The existing bridge, built in 1931, is substandard in width at just 15.5 feet wide.
What Is Proposed?
VDOT will construct a new two-lane bridge of pre-stressed concrete slabs with an asphalt overlay riding surface. The bridge will be 28 feet long, 24 feet wide and in the same approximate location as the existing bridge and approaches. The bridge superstructure will be supported by new, full-depth concrete abutments founded on rock. The bridge railings will have two steel rails with posts attached to a concrete pedestal that will have architectural treatment for aesthetics.
The bridge will be constructed in phases in order to maintain a single travel lane on the bridge throughout construction. In early January 2016, a temporary bridge will go into service to carry traffic while the bridge is finished. Read details in the news release.
Approximately 250 vehicles use Route 637 daily, according to a 2011 traffic count.
Total cost: $2,285,908
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $425,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $24,375
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 2016
Traffic Pattern Changing at Rt. 637 Bridge Project
News release, Dec. 31, 2015