Augusta County – Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) - Bridge Replacement Over Whiskey Creek
Project at a Glance
Construction Contract Awarded June 1, 2016
Est Completion Date
Contract Value $2,793,131.88
Lengths and Limits
0.1580 mile From: 0.003 miles west of Route 722 To 0.155 miles east of Route 722
Fairfield-Echols LLC, Fishersville, Va.
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
This project is located on Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) and will replace the deteriorated bridge and approaches over Whiskey Creek in Augusta County.
The project runs along Route 250 from 0.003 miles west of Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road) to 0.155 miles east of Route 722.
The existing bridge consists of two 11-foot lanes with narrow shoulders and ditches
The proposed bridge design will consist of two 12-foot lanes with a 10-foot shoulder width. The 8-foot paved portion on the 10-foot shoulder will accommodate bicycle traffic. The proposed structure length is 130-feet and the bridge approaches will be on the same alignment as the existing roadway.
VDOT historical data reports an average daily traffic (ADT) of 6900 vehicles per day in 2010. Future growth is anticipated to be an ADT of 8000 in 2038 with 3.5% truck traffic.
The total estimated cost for this project is $3,957,437 with $727,957 for preliminary engineering, $200,000 for right of way activities, and $3,029,480 for construction.
Approved design plans in Winter 2013
Right of way activities – Fall 2014
Construction advertisement – Spring 2016
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
December 18, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Churchville Elementary School
3710 Churchville Avenue
Churchville, VA 24421
Inclement weather date: December 20, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Benefits of Project
This project will provide a new bridge structure that can support modern day traffic for vehicle weights and widths.
A temporary detour will be constructed to maintain two-lane traffic during construction. Two 11-foot lanes will be maintained.
Work begins June 20 on bridge replacement over Whiskey Creek, just east of intersection with Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road).
Watch for occasional lane/shoulder closures as contractors relocate utilities and build a temporary bridge and approaches just north of the existing bridge. Work zone speed limit is 25 miles an hour. Traffic will detour onto the two-lane temporary bridge starting in early fall.
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: 0250-007-795,P101, R201, B619
Federal Project: BR-007-8(101)