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Recently Completed

Route 6 (East River Road), Fluvanna County

Replacement of Rivanna River bridge and its approaches

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
February 2014

Est Completion Date
Nov. 9, 2016

Phase
Recently Completed

Cost
$6.93 million construction contract; $10.41 million total project cost

Lengths and Limits
0.601 mile; from 0.352 mile west of Rivanna River to 0.249 mile east of Rivanna River

Contractor
DLB, Inc. of Hillsville

Locality
Fluvanna

District
Culpeper

Contact
Office of Communications
540-727-3201

On Sept. 9, VDOT completed substantial work to the Route 6 (East River Road) bridge over the Rivanna River and reopened the roadway to traffic. The project came in under budget, but finished about a year past its original completion date.

The project replaced the 1930 structure, which had been posted with an 18-ton weight limit, with a new concrete structure and rebuilt approaches on both ends. At 38 feet wide, the new bridge meets current design standards and carries all legal-weight loads.

The Rivanna River bridge carries approximately 1,800 vehicles per day.

Project Costs

The latest estimated project costs are as follows:

Total Cost: $10.41 million

Design and Engineering: $1,355,356

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $225,440

Construction: $8,826,055

Project Schedule

Design Public Hearing: April 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Fluvanna Middle School
9172 James Madison Highway
Fork Union, VA 23055

Public Comment Ends: April 16, 2012

Right of Way Acquisition Begins: Fall 2012

Construction Advertisement: 2013

Construction Completion: Roadway reopened to traffic September 9, 2016; project finalized November 9, 2016
VDOT's contractor experienced issues with construction of this project. The two organizations partnered to determine a path forward and revised the original contract completion date from Nov. 20, 2015 to late summer 2016.

Links and Resources

News release: VDOT seeks input on Rt. 6 bridge project

Resources from the April 4, 2012, public hearing:
Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (225 KB)
Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

UPC 77321

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