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Route 20 over Slate River, Buckingham County

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 2016

Est Completion Date
November 2017

$9.8 million

Lengths and Limits
From 0.235 mile west of Slate River to 0.311 mile east of Slate River



Todd Bolling, P.E.
434-433-3134 or 800-367-7623

Project description

The primary purpose of this project was to improve safety and meet current design standards by replacing the bridge and approaches on Route 20 (South Constitution Route) over Slate River in Buckingham County. 

The existing bridge was structurally deficient and had a Sufficiency Rating of 47.9 (out of 100).  The current structure was 25.26-ft wide and 354-ft long and was posted as a narrow bridge. As part of the project, the horizontal curve just south of the bridge was reconstructed. 

The new bridge was constructed to the northwest of the current bridge. It is approximately 360-ft long and 47-ft wide.  The roadway typical section consists of two 12-ft lanes, 6-ft shoulders (2-ft paved) with guardrail, where required, and appropriate drainage.

During construction the existing bridge was used to reduce impacts to motorists.


September 2013 Public Hearing Brochure


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