Augusta County - Route 250 (Shenandoah Mountain Road) - Ramseys Draft Bridge Replacement
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Contract Value $1,599,888
Lengths and Limits
: 0.0880 mile From: 1.036 miles west Route 716 To: 1.124 miles west Route 716
Fairfield Echols LLC, Fishersville, Va.
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
This project will replace the Ramseys Draft Bridge on Route 250 in Augusta County. The project is located on Route 250, 1.036-mile west of Route 716. The existing roadway leading up to the bridge contains a two-lane, 28-foot wide pavement with an asphalt concrete surface. The existing bridge built in 1923, and widened in 1969, has two spans with a total length of 65-feet and a clear width of 34-feet.
The existing bridge will be replaced with a new, two-lane structure in approximately the same location as the existing structure. The proposed bridge will be a single 65-foot
pre-stressed box beam span with a clear width of 41 feet and eight inches.
No roadway improvements other than the immediate approaches to the bridge will be part of this project. The project length will be approximately 0.1 mile. Route 250 is classified as a rural minor arterial.
No separate bicycle or pedestrian accommodations are provided for this project.
Current average daily traffic counts are 1007 vehicles per day. This number is and projected to increase to 1330 vehicles per day in the year 2036. There are no existing separate bicycle or pedestrian accommodations.
The sufficiency rating of the existing bridge is 48.5 and is classified as structurally deficient. Structurally deficient means the condition of any part of the structure has reached a condition rating meaning “poor”. This designation does not mean that a structure is in danger of imminent failure, but that its condition has deteriorated to a point where it should be replaced.
The total cost for this project is estimated to be $1,364,055, which includes $193,724 for preliminary engineering, $40,000 for right of way and $1,130,331 for construction.
Construction began in April 2014.
Media and Public Events
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Comment deadline is June 15, 2011
Mr. Ashraf Antonius
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401-9029
Benefits of Project
This project will provide a new bridge structure that can support modern day traffic for vehicle weights and widths.
The new bridge will be constructed in two stages. A minimum of a single 12-foot lane width will be provided during the staging construction. Residents will have access to their property during construction.
One lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the project. A temporary traffic signal will direct drivers through the work zone, about one mile west of Route 716.
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: 0250-007-786, P101, R201, M501, B617
Federal Project: BR-007-8(091), BR-007-8(092)