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Highland County - Route 250 (Highland Turnpike)

Crab Run Bridge Replacement

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Contract awarded April 21, 2011

Cost
Contract value is $1.8 million

Lengths and Limits
Between Route 645 and Route 654

Contractor
Orders Construction Co. Inc. of Saint Albans, W.Va.

Locality
Highland

District
Staunton

Contact

Project Details

The project will replace the Crab Run bridge, located between Route 645 and Route 654 in the village of McDowell. The existing 24-foot wide, two-lane bridge will be replaced with a 47.7-foot wide, two-lane bridge. The wider new bridge will meet current design standards for wider shoulders. The wider shoulders and approaches will enhance driver safety in this area.

Construction of the new bridge will be on a slightly shifted alignment, allowing a staged construction process. During construction a single 15-foot traffic lane will be continuously maintained. Eight-foot wide shoulders will be on the roadway approaching the bridge site. Areas featuring guardrail will have 11-foot wide shoulders.

The average daily traffic volume in 2007 was 1267 vehicles per day. This number is anticipated to increase to 1810 vehicles per day by the year 2032.

There will be no families, businesses or non-profit organizations displaced as a result of this project.

The estimated cost for this project is approximately $2.5 million, which includes $420,062 for preliminary engineering, $114,235 for right-of-way acquisition and $1,934,294 for construction.

A citizen information meeting was held on March 24, 2009 and a public hearing was held on May 14, 2009.

Design Approval

Design plans were approved by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. on January 22, 2010.  This is for design plans regarding the replacement of the bridge over Crab Run in Highland County on Route 250 (Highland Turnpike).

Media and Public Events

Citizen Information Meeting
March 24, 2009, 4-7 p.m.
Ruritan Club
McDowell, VA

Design Public Hearing
May 14, 2009, 4-7 p.m.
Ruritan Club
McDowell, VA

Traffic Alerts

Be alert for possible lane closures and flagging operations.

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