U. S. Route 29 South over Norfolk Southern Railroad, Pittsylvania County
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
late June 2017
Lengths and Limits
From 0.05 miles south of Route 803 to 1.37 miles north of Route 29 Business, 0.40 miles
Raina A. Rosado, P.E., project manager
The purpose of this project is to replace the structurally deficient bridge on U.S. Route 29 South over Norfolk Southern Railroad with approaches on this Principal Rural Arterial roadway in Pittsylvania County. "Structurally deficient" means there are elements of the bridge that need to be monitored and/or repaired. This does not imply that a structure is likely to collapse or that it is unsafe. It means the bridge must be monitored, inspected and maintained.
Currently, the existing bridge has a sufficiency rating of 43.5. Sufficiency ratings were developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to serve as a prioritization tool to allocate funds. The rating varies from 0 percent (poor) to 100 percent (very good). The formula considers structural adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete and level of service provided to the public.
Under this project, Route 29 South will remain on the same alignment that currently exists with approaches to be reconstructed as needed.
During construction, the existing bridge will be closed and an on-site detour route will be in place.