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Augusta County - Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) Calfpasture River Bridge Replacement

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Early 2015

Estimated at $1,549,356

Lengths and Limits
0.15-mile long, from 0.1-mile east of Route 715 to 0.05-mile west of Route 715



James Johnston

Project Details

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.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be $1,549,356.00, including $250,000 for preliminary engineering, $26,856 to acquire right of way, and $1,272,500 for construction.

Significant Dates

Design plan approval is scheduled for spring 2014 with right of way acquisition beginning in mid-2014.  Advertisement for construction is scheduled for early 2015.

Media and Public Events

Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is February 28, 2014

Mr. James Johnston
Project Manager
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.

During Construction

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 Alerts

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 website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone.  Click here to go to 511:  Virginia 511 Web

Project Numbers

State:   0250-007-783,P101, R201, M501, B620
Federal:   BR-007-8(093), BR -007-8(094), BR-007-8(095)
UPC:   86315

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