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In Design

Route 20 over Slate River, Buckingham County

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
September 2015

Est Completion Date
September 2016

$10.1 million

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



Brian Zobell, P.E.
434-856-8254 or 800-367-7623

Project description

The primary purpose of this project is 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 is structurally deficient and has a Sufficiency Rating of 47.9 (out of 100).  The current structure is 25.26-ft wide and 354-ft long and is posted as a narrow bridge. As part of the proposed project, the horizontal curve coming into the bridge will be reconstructed. 

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

During construction the existing bridge will be in use to reduce impacts to motorists.


September 2013 Public Hearing Brochure


Other materials for September 2013 Public Hearing

Comment Sheet

Location Map

Title Sheet - Plans

Typical Section

Plan Sheet 1

Profile Sheet 1

Plan Sheet 2

Profile Sheet 2

Plan Sheet 3

Profile Sheet 3

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