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Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) Bridge, Albemarle County

Replacement of bridge over Ivy Creek

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Jan. 26, 2015

Est Completion Date
July 1, 2015

Recently completed

$683,018.10 construction contract; $1.89 million total cost

Lengths and Limits
0.25 mile; from 0.15 to 0.4 mile north of Ivy Creek Farm Road

Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville



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On July 1, 2015, VDOT completed the replacement of the Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) bridge over Ivy Creek in western Albemarle County. The project came in under budget and was completed more than one month ahead of schedule.

Due to its significantly deteriorated condition, the original Route 637 bridge was replaced in September 2012 with a temporary structure intended to help it last until a permanent replacement could be done.

With this project, VDOT removed the temporary bridge and constructed a single-span pre-stressed concrete slab structure, which meets current design standards and carries all legal loads.

The bridge was reopened to traffic on June 12, 2015, and carries 1,200 vehicles per day.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: December 20, 2012

Public comment period ends: January 2, 2013

Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: July 2013

Construction advertisement: December 2014

Construction start: January 2015

Roadway reopened: June 12, 2015

Construction completion: July 1, 2015 (34 days ahead of Aug. 4 contractual completion date)

Resources and Project Information

Materials for the Dec. 20, 2012 public hearing:

Detour map  Adobe Acrobat PDF (266 KB)

Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (117 KB)

Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (88 KB)


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