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Replacement of Route 35 Bridge to Courtland

Bridge closing January 5, 2015

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction Begins: January 5th, 2015

Est Completion Date
Fall 2015

Cost
Est. $9,476,000

Lengths and Limits
From 0.072 miles west of Southampton County Line to 0.364 miles west of Southampton County Line

Contractor
Waterfront Marine Construction

District
Hampton Roads

Contact
Matt Sutton, Waterfront Marine Project Manager
757-636-3809
VDOT Hampton Roads Communications
757-925-1647

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

All permits have been secured by the contractor, Waterfront Marine Construction Inc., and the bridge will close to traffic on January 5, 2015 for construction. 

There is a seven-mile detour planned 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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