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Replacement of Route 35 Bridge to Courtland

Bridge closed January 5, 2015

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 5th, 2015

Est Completion Date
Fall 2015

Est. $9,476,000

Lengths and Limits
Indian Town Road to Bridge Street

Waterfront Marine Construction

Hampton Roads

Matt Sutton, Waterfront Marine Project Manager
VDOT Hampton Roads Communications

Project Description

The Route 35 Bridge to the Town of Courtland is currently a two lane bridge with an average volume of approximately 3,400 vehicles per day. By the year 2036, the traffic volume is projected to increase to approximately 4,525 vehicles per day. The proposed improvements to the bridge will make significant safety improvements to the area.

The project consists of replacing the existing two lane steel truss bridge with a two lane structure with shoulders, grading, paving and drainage on the two lane asphalt approaches. The current bridge was constructed in 1929 and is structurally deficient and weight restricted.

The new bridge will have the following features:
Widened roadways: 12’ lanes with 8’ shoulders
Bridge Clearance of 26’ above mean high water
Bridge length of approximately 900’ with approaches of approximately 400’ in each direction


Project Update

The contractor, Waterfront Marine Construction Inc., closed the bridge to traffic on January 5, 2015 to begin construction. 

Crews have built a temporary construction bridge across the river, which they will use to place equipment to construct the new bridge. Demolition of the old bridge began in March, and crews are currently taking it out piece by piece.

There is a seven-mile detour established via Route 58 & Business Route 58. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic through the detour and access the Town of Courtland from Route 58 onto Business Route 58 (Jerusalem Rd and Main St). The Town of Courtland businesses will remain open and accessible throughout the duration of the project and bridge closure.

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