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Route 671 (General Thomas Highway) Over Nottoway River Bridge Replacement

Southampton County

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Project at a Glance

Cost
Option A: $19 million or Option B: 14.2 million

Locality
Southampton

Contact
Hampton Roads Public Affairs
757-925-1516

About the Project

This project is located on Route 671 (General Thomas Highway) in Southampton County. Route 671 (General Thomas Highway) is a rural major collector roadway with a current average daily traffic (ADT) of 5,350 vehicles per day, eight percent of which are trucks. The ADT is projected to be 9,300 vehicles per day in design year 2041. The existing right of way is 105 feet to 130 minimum, and the posted speed limit is 55 mph.

The purpose of the project is to replace two existing structurally-deficient bridges over the Nottoway River with two new bridges that meet current design standards. The proposed bridges will be constructed within the same roadway corridor. Additional right of way and utility easements will be required to widen bridges and approaches.

The roadway across the proposed bridges will carry two 12-foot lanes with 9-foot shoulders. The project also includes roadway improvements to the approaches to the bridges and new storm water management facilities.

We are reviewing two options for maintenance of traffic:
Staged construction will consist of one lane of traffic to be maintained on the bridge during construction. Expect delays at construction site.

Detour traffic will greatly decrease cost and duration of the project and save approximately $4,800,000. Reduces construction time by 1/2.

Public Information

Design Public Hearing:
The design public hearing was held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Southampton County Office Center (Board Room). Documents provided at the hearing can be viewed at the link below: 

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