Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) Bridge, Albemarle County
|Replacement of bridge over Ivy Creek|
Project at a Glance
Jan. 26, 2015
Est Completion Date
July 1, 2015
$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.
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: