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Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway), Rappahannock Co.

Rehabilitation of bridge over Wilson Branch

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 2016

Est Completion Date
November 10, 2016

Phase
Under construction

Cost
$798,616 construction contract; $1.5 million estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.05 mile; from 1.4 miles south of Route 630 (Hittles Mill Road) to 0.4 mile north of Route 647 (Crest Hill Road)

Contractor
Kanawha Stone Company, Inc. of Nitro, WV

Locality
Rappahannock

District
Culpeper

Contact
Veneto Gatto
540-303-7948

Project Details

In late March, VDOT began construction on a project to replace the substandard superstructure of the Route 522 bridge over Wilson Branch, located near Flint Hill in Rappahannock County. The existing concrete T-beam bridge was built in 1923 and has a sufficiency rating of 48 on a scale of 0 (poor) to 100 (very good).

With this project, VDOT will replace the bridge deck and railings and rehabilitate the bridge abutments. The restored bridge will widened to 28 feet, an improvement over the current 24-foot width.

Construction will take place in phases to maintain a single 12-foot travel lane, with temporary signals controlling two-way traffic through the work zone. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place through mid-October (see news release).

Approximately 3,500 vehicles use this segment of Rt. 522 daily, according to a 2014 traffic count.

Project Costs

Total cost: $1,569,848
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $510,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $24,016
Construction: $1,035,832

Project Schedule

Public hearing: February 11, 2014
Public comment period ends: February 21, 2014
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Fall 2015
Construction advertisement: December 2015
Construction completion: November 10, 2016

The project's schedule is subject to change.

Resources and Information

Materials from the February 11, 2014, public hearing:
   Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (111 KB)
   Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

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