Augusta County - Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) Calfpasture River Bridge Replacement
Project at a Glance
Construction contract awarded April 2015
Est Completion Date
Contract value $1,558,714
Lengths and Limits
0.15-mile long, from 0.1-mile east of Route 715 to 0.05-mile west of Route 715
Fairfield-Echols Inc., Fishersville, Va.
The primary purpose of this project is to replace the bridge over the Calfpasture River in Augusta County. The project is located on Route 250, from 0.1 miles east of Route 715 (Braley Pond Road) to 0.05 miles west of Route 715.
The existing bridge was constructed in 1934 as part of a re-alignment of the existing road. It is about 95 feet long, with a roadway surface about 23 feet wide.
The new bridge, built in the same location, would offer 30 feet 8 inches of driving surface. The proposed project includes new beams and decking, a new central pier and improvements to the existing abutments and approaches.
The average daily traffic volume on Route 250 is 2,100 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2037 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 2,392 vehicles per day.
Design plan approval - spring 2014
Right of way acquisition - mid-2014
Advertisement for construction - early 2015
Media and Public Events
Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is February 28, 2014
Mr. James Johnston
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401-9029
Benefits of Project
Safety will be improved on Route 250 by replacing a bridge built in 1934 with a new, wider structure that meets current design standards.
The bridge will be built in stages to maintain one lane of traffic throughout construction. No detour will be required. A temporary traffic signal will direct vehicles through the construction zone.
Traffic restricted to single lane with temporary traffic signal beginning May 2015. Work zone is 0.1 miles east of Route 715 (Braley Pond Road) to 0.2 miles east of Route 715. Estimated project completion March 2016.
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: 0250-007-783,P101, R201, M501, B620
Federal: BR-007-8(093), BR -007-8(094), BR-007-8(095)