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Route 231 (N. Blue Ridge Turnpike), Madison County

Replacement of Mulatto Run bridge

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction advertisement Fall/Winter 2014

Est Completion Date
Spring 2016

$4.8 million

Lengths and Limits
0.65 mile; from .55 mile south of Route 651 (Aylor Road) to 0.1 mile north of Route 651



Brian Arnold

Project Purpose

The primary purpose of this project is to replace the Route 231 bridge over Mulatto Run in Madison County.

The current concrete bridge was built in 1932 and, at 23 feet wide, is considered significantly substandard in width. Its sufficiency rating is 29.5 on a scale of 0 (poor) to 100 (very good). The rating considers adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete and the level of service provided to the public.

The Mulatto Run bridge carries 3,337 vehicles per day, according to a 2009 count.

What is Proposed?

VDOT proposes to replace the existing bridge with a concrete structure and new approaches on both ends. The new bridge will have 12-foot travel lanes and 8-foot paved shoulders.

Route 231 will remain open throughout construction, maintaining traffic flow.

Resources & Links

News release: VDOT Seeks Input on Rt. 231 Bridge Project in Madison

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