Page County - Route 211 Westbound Bridge over South Fork of the Shenandoah River
Project at a Glance
Advertise for construction - summer 2020
The total estimated cost for this project is $16.9 million
Lengths and Limits
0.6-mile long; From 0.2-mile west of Route 646 to 0.2-mile east of Route 646
This project will replace the Route 211 westbound bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County. The original westbound bridge was built in 1947. This 0.6-mile long project will also improve the Route 211 approaches to the new bridge.
The new westbound bridge and its approaches will have two travel lanes 12 feet wide, a left shoulder 6 feet wide, and a right shoulder 10 feet wide. The proposed project will shorten the new bridge by approximately 200 feet to match the embankment length of the existing eastbound bridge. The new bridge will be 625-feet long and will be built in the same location as the current bridge.
The access road under the current bridge near the west abutment would be relocated and would provide access to a temporary boat ramp during construction.
The average daily traffic volume at this location was 7,911 vehicles per day in 2012. In the year 2042 traffic is projected to be 10,351 vehicles per day.
The total estimated cost for this project is $16,891,931, including $1,067,854 for preliminary engineering, $323,916 for right of way, and $15,500,161 million for construction.
Project Location (latitude, longitude): 38.645833, -78.535000
Project Plan Approval - February 2016
Right of Way Activities - Spring 2018
Construction - Summer 2020
Media and Public Events
Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline: January 25, 2016
Citizen Information Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 4-6 p.m.
VDOT Luray Area Headquarters
551 Mechanic Street
Luray, VA 22835
Benefits of Project
This project improves safety on Route 211 by replacing a deteriorating bridge structure with a new bridge that is able to support modern traffic both in volume and vehicle weights.
During construction the eastbound Route 211 bridge will be utilized for both westbound and eastbound traffic. Motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagging operations.
Additionally, the existing boat launch under the bridge will close temporarily. A temporary boat ramp will be located on the opposite bank for the duration of construction. Boat traffic will be expected to exit (take out) at this location. A construction causeway will be maintained across the entire width of the river. A new permanent boat ramp is included with the new bridge construction.
Once construction begins, 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 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
State 0211-069-782,P101, R201, B613
Federal BH-BR08(226), BH-BR08(227), BH-BR08(228)
UPC 95635 105190