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Route 1 at Aquia Creek

Bridge Replacement

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
December 3, 2012

Est Completion Date
May 2015


$5.7 million

Lengths and Limits
Route 1 Bridge at Aquia Creek, near Telegraph Road

Corman Construction, Inc.



Kevin Krushinski, VDOT Construction Manager
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Bridge Opening in December 2014

Construction is substantially complete on a new 4-lane bridge on Route 1 over Aquia Creek in Stafford County.  

Weather permitting, the new bridge will open to traffic on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. 

Northbound and southbound Route 1 will be reduced to one lane at various times on Saturday, Dec. 20, Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23, as workers prepare to open the bridge:

Saturday, Dec. 20

Northbound Route 1, single lane closure, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Southbound Route 1, single lane closure, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 22

Northbound Route 1, single lane closure, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Southbound Route 1, single lane closure, 5 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Northbound Route 1, single lane closure, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Southbound Route 1, single lane closure, 5 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The $5.7 million Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project replaced the original bridge, which was built in 1925 and was structurally deficient.

The new bridge’s higher elevation will lessen the risk of flooding on Route 1, the primary alternate route to Interstate 95.

The project contractor was Corman Construction, Inc. Periodic lane closures will be required in the spring as VDOT performs final pavement markings when temperatures are warmer.

The bridge is opening seven months ahead of schedule. The original project completion date was August 2015.


Project Details

Construction began in December 2012 to replace a four-lane, structurally deficient bridge on Route 1 at Aquia Creek in Stafford County. The bridge was built in 1925 by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).


This project will maintain four travel lanes on Route 1, although temporary traffic shifts will be required.


Construction of the replacement bridge will occur in several phases.


Phase I: First, a portion of the new bridge will be built along the northbound lanes of Route 1 to create two temporary travel lanes.


Phase II: Northbound traffic will be shifted into the temporary lanes built during Phase I, and southbound traffic will be shifted into the former northbound lanes.


After the shift, work can begin to build the southbound lanes of the new bridge.


Phase III: Finally, the existing bridge will be demolished, and remaining portions of the bridge will be built. Pavement markings, lane striping and other work will be completed, and traffic will be shifted onto the new bridge.


While all four lanes of traffic will be maintained during each phase, brief single lane closures may be needed for short intervals to accomplish specific tasks.


Access to all properties will be maintained during construction.


The project will conclude by August 15, 2015. 

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