Route 6 (East River Road), Fluvanna County
|Replacement of Rivanna River bridge and its approaches|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Nov. 9, 2016
$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
DLB, Inc. of Hillsville
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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.
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
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.