Alleghany County – Route 661 (Midland Trail) - Bridge Replacement Over Ogle Creek
Project at a Glance
Advertise for Construction - Fall 2019
Estimated Cost: $3.5 million
Lengths and Limits
0.10 mile From: 0.30 mile east of Route 709 To: 0.40 mile east of Route 709
This project is located on Route 661 (Midland Trail/Ogle Creek Road) and will replace the two-lane bridge and approaches over Ogle Creek located 0.50 mile east of Interstate 64, exit 7 in Alleghany County. The new bridge will consist of a reinforced concrete deck slab supported on steel or prestressed concrete beams with concrete railings.
The project runs along Route 661 about one-third of a mile east of Route 709 (Midland Trail).
Approximately 50 feet of the Route 661 roadway approaches on either side of the existing bridge will be will be reconstructed. The Route 719 (Bellegray Lane) entrance next to the bridge will be relocated about 100 feet west to improve turning movements and allow installation of guardrail.
Route 661 primarily serves low-density residential and agricultural land. The existing right of way is approximately 25-feet off the existing roadway centerline. A viable detour route for this project is not available.
VDOT historical data reports an annual average daily traffic (AADT) of 1500 (2010) vehicles per day with 4% truck traffic. Significant future growth is not anticipated.
The total estimated cost for this project is $3,523,704 with $430,765 for preliminary engineering, $95,387 for right of way activities, and $2,997,552 for construction.
Project Location (latitude, longitude) 37.816389, -80.106111
Design plans approved - Spring 2013
Right of way activities completed - Fall 2017
Construction advertisement – Fall 2019
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
December 11, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Callaghan Elementary School
4050 Midland Trail
Covington, VA 24426
Inclement weather date: December 19, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Benefits of Project
This project will provide a new bridge structure that can support modern day traffic for vehicle weights and widths.
The proposed alignment will require staged bridge construction with one-lane, two-way traffic maintained on the existing bridge during each stage. Temporary traffic signals will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic. A minimum 12-foot wide lane with 1-foot wide shoulder on both sides of the roadway will be maintained on the bridge during construction. The proposed final alignment will match the existing alignment with a temporary shift during Stage II of construction due to the concrete barrier service.
Prior to construction, the telephone conduit under the west end of the bridge will need to be relocated. The trees along the southern side of Route 661 will need to be removed along with some grading due to the relocated entrance (Route 719) and to improve sight distance along Route 661.
Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page: Staunton District
Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
State Project: 0661-003-620,P101, R201, B634
Federal Project: BR-661-8(002), BR-661-8(003), BR-661-8(004)