Route 122 (Moneta Road) Bridge Replacement
Lengths and Limits
From 0.01 mile south of Route 801 to 1.72 miles south of Route 24
What is being proposed?
The Route 122 bridge over Goose Creek is located approximately three miles northeast of Moneta. Approximately 5,200 vehicles use the bridge each day which is expected to increase to 8,700 by the year 2040.
The purpose of the project is to replace the existing bridge which is a steel beam bridge with tall column piers built in 1938. The bridge has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
As part of the bridge replacement project, there will be modifications to the curve located northeast of the bridge and to the Route 801 (Stony Fork Road) intersection.
- Curve modifications include the addition of wider paved shoulders, two feet of space between the northbound and southbound lanes, edge line rumble strips and raised centerline pavement markers.
- Safety enhancements at the Route 801 intersection include shifting Route 801 12 to 15 feet away from the nearby bridge, improving the turning radius from Route 801 onto Route 122 and creating better sight distance by widening pavement and slope excavation.
During construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Motorists should expect some delays associated with the work. Construction is expected to occur over a period of approximately 24 months.
A design public hearing was held on August 3, 2016 in Bedford County.