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Augusta County – Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) Bell Creek Bridge Replacement

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Construction Advertisement - Late 2020

$4.1 million

Lengths and Limits
0.29 mile; from 0.32-mile west of Route 840 to 0.03 west of Route 840



Amedebrhan Asfaw

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to replace the bridge on Route 250 over Bell Creek in Augusta County. The existing bridge was built in 1938 and has reached the end of its service life.


The project is located just west of the Route 250 intersections with Route 840 (Old Churchville Road) and Route 732 (Franks Mill Road), approximately three miles southeast of the community of Churchville. Route 250 is as a primary route servicing western Augusta County as well as Highland County. The area immediately adjacent to the project location includes residential properties, one convenience store and one commercial entrance.


The existing two-lane bridge is 75 feet long and 28 feet wide. The new bridge, to be constructed in the same location, will be 76 feet long and 48 feet wide. It will enhance safety by offering two 12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot shoulders.


Route 250 has an average traffic count of 6,800 vehicles a day. The projected traffic volume in the year 2042 is 7,765 vehicles a day. Augusta County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations plan identifies a need for wide shoulders on this section of Route 250.


The total estimated cost for the project is $4,117,392, which includes $611,334 for preliminary engineering, $314,482 for right of way and $3,191,576 for construction.

What's Next

Design Plan Approval – Fall 2017

Right of Way Activities – Early 2018

Advertise for Construction – Late 2020

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing

Thursday, July 13, 2017

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Churchville Elementary School

3710 Churchville Ave, Churchville, VA 24421

Benefits of Project

This project replaces a deteriorating bridge on a primary roadway that serves residents and businesses.  If not replaced, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and would eventually have to be closed to vehicular traffic.

During Construction

A temporary bridge adjacent to the construction site on Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) will accommodate two-way traffic during construction. Signs and pavement markings will guide motorists through this temporary detour. All private, commercial and business entrances will be maintained during construction.

Traffic Alerts

Traffic alerts will 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

The VDOT Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.

Project Numbers

State: 0250-007-861, P101, R201, M501, B621

Federal: BR-007-8(135)

UPC: 100778

Latitude/Longitude: 38.199183, -79.116305

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