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Augusta County - Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) - White Oak Draft Bridge

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 2015

Est Completion Date
April 2016

Contract value $1,409,203

Lengths and Limits
About 0.17 mile, from 0.606 mile west of Route 728 to 0.434 mile west of Route 728

Fairfield-Echols Inc., Fishersville, Va.



Wayne Nolde, P.E.

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to replace an aging bridge over White Oak Draft along Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) in western Augusta County. The project area is from 0.606 mile west of Route 728 to 0.434 mile west of Route 728.

The existing bridge built in 1925 is 54 feet long and 24 feet wide. This bridge accommodates two 11-foot lanes with narrow shoulders. The replacement two-lane bridge will be 60 feet long and 44 feet wide, allowing two 12-foot lanes and 10-foot shoulders. The new bridge will be built in the same location, and the approaching roadway will be widened to tie into the new bridge.

This portion of Route 250 is adjacent to the George Washington National Forest. The road alignment is not changing, and minimal right of way and easements will be required. Construction of this project will not displace any families, businesses or non-profit organizations.

Current average traffic counts are 2,300 vehicles per day. This number is projected to increase to 2,800 vehicles per day by the year 2040.

The total project cost is estimated at $2,294,419 which includes $520,000 for preliminary engineering, $33,000 for right-of-way and utilities, and $1,741,419 for construction.

What's Next

Advertise for Construction - Fall 2014
Construction Begins - Early 2015

Media and Public Events

Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is September 4, 2012

Mr. John-Allen Ennis, P.E.
Project Manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401-9029

Benefits of Construction

This project will provide a new bridge structure that can support modern day traffic for vehicle weights and widths.

During Construction

The bridge will be constructed in stages in order to maintain a single travel lane through the work zone. A temporary signal will control traffic.

Project Numbers

State Project: 0250-007-814,P101, R201, M501, B618
Federal Project: BR-007-8(096), BR-007-8(097), BR-007-8(098), BR-007-8(098)
UPC: 93459

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