Route 61 bridge replacement - Narrows
Project at a Glance
The purpose of the project was to replace the existing structurally deficient Route 61 bridge with a new two-lane bridge with two sidewalks, bike lanes and roadway approaches.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board at its September 2010 meeting in Richmond awarded a design-build contract to replace the Route 61 bridge over the New River, Route 460 and Old Virginia Avenue in Narrows. The contract worth approximately $15.6 million was awarded to Key Construction Company Inc. from Clarkesville.
The new bridge includes two 12-foot travel lanes, a sidewalk and bicycle lanes. The current bridge was built in 1952 and was in poor condition.
VDOT used a design-build contract to replace the bridge. The contract included completing design, acquisition of right of way and easements, utility relocations and construction, replacement of the bridge, and realignment and construction of roadway approaches along MacArthur Lane and Fleshman Street.
Construction work on the project began in February 2012 and was completed in fall of 2013.