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Route 250 (Ivy Road) Bridge Replacement, Albemarle County

Replacement of bridge over Little Ivy Creek

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Summer 2018

Est Completion Date
August 30, 2018

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$1.2 million construction contract; $3 million total project estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.25 mile west of Route 637 (Dick Woods Road)

Burleigh Construction Co, Inc. of Concord, Va.



Howard Tomlinson
Lou Hatter

Project Status

VDOT held a public hearing on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Two construction alternatives were presented at the hearing: a two-week full closure with a posted detour or a phased approach to construction where traffic would be reduced to one lane for at least three months.

VDOT received 85 comments during the public comment period. Seventy-four comments supported the expedited construction alternative as proposed.

The project was advertised in late 2017 and awarded to Burleigh Construction Co,  Inc.

Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2018. The two-week closure of Route 250 is anticipated to occur between July 13 and Aug. 10. The exact closure dates will be announced. VDOT is coordinating with emergency response agencies, Albemarle County and other stakeholder groups.

The public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, radio advertisements, social media posts and 511.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing substandard bridge on Route 250 (Ivy Road) over Little Ivy Creek. 

The bridge, which was built in 1936 and carries approximately 11,500 vehicles daily, according to 2014 data, is aged and in need of replacement. 

Project Details

VDOT will replace the existing bridge with a four cell box culvert. The box culvert will be installed in four sections. This culvert design will allow for a much shorter construction period than replacing the bridge in kind.  

Construction will be expedited by closing Route 250 at Little Ivy Creek in both directions for two weeks with a detour in place. Eastbound motorists will be directed to Interstate 64 and use exit 118 to Route 29 (Monacan Trail) north, which carries traffic back to Route 250. Westbound motorists will reverse the detour and use exit 107 to Route 250 to navigate around the closure. The detour from one end of the bridge to the other is about 24 miles. Local traffic may use alternative secondary routes to navigate around the closure.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: January 10, 2017
Public comment period ends: January 20, 2017
Construction advertisement: Late 2017
Construction start: Summer 2018
Construction completion: August 30, 2018

Project schedule is subject to change.

Project Costs

Total Cost: $3 million

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $600,000
Right of Way Acquisition, Relocation Assistance and Utility Relocation: $200,000
Construction: $2,118,303

Cost is subject to change.


Resources and Information

Public Hearing Jan. 10 For Route 250 Bridge Replacement
News release, Jan. 3, 2017

Project overview video

Public Hearing Materials:

    Alternative A (Full road closure) Displays:

    Alternative B (Phased construction) Displays:

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