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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
February 20, 2018

Est Completion Date
August 28, 2018

Phase
Recently Completed

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

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

Contractor
Burleigh Construction Co, Inc. of Concord, Va.

Locality
Albemarle

District
Culpeper

Contact
Office of Communications
540-727-3201

VDOT completed the project to replace the Route 250 (Ivy Road) bridge over Little Ivy Creek on August 28, 2018. The project was finished on-time and on-budget.

The bridge, which was built in 1936, was aged and in need of replacement. 

The project contractor, Burleigh Construction Co., Inc. of Concord, Va. closed Route 250 to traffic for two weeks in July. The road was closed to traffic on July 13 and reopened one day ahead of schedule on July 26. 

To minimize the closure time, the contractor used accelerated construction techniques, replacing the bridge with pre-cast box culverts that were set in place in the streambed. Once the culverts were in place, the roadbed and travel surface were constructed on top of the culverts.  

During the closure, motorists were detoured via Interstate 64. VDOT made temporary changes to the traffic pattern on Route 250 at the I-64 interchange (exit 107) to ease congestion during peak morning and afternoon travel times. 

VDOT worked closely with Albemarle County, local emergency response agencies, businesses and nearby residents to determine the best way to accomplish the bridge replacement. Comments received at the public hearing overwhelmingly favored the two-week closure rather than a phased construction plan that would have restricted traffic on Route 250 to one lane, controlled by a traffic signal, for at least three months.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: January 10, 2017
Public comment period ends: January 20, 2017
Construction advertisement: Late 2017
Construction start: February 20, 2018
Construction completion: August 28, 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

Route 250 Bridge at Ivy is Open to Traffic
News release, July 26, 2018

Route 250 Bridge at Ivy Will Close Friday Evening [July 13]
News release, July 11, 2018

Route 250 Bridge at Ivy Will Close July 13
News release, July 3, 2018

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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