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Rockbridge County -- Route 850 (West Midland Trail) -- Bridge Over Brattons Run

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Contract Awarded December 2016

Est Completion Date
December 2017

Contract value $1,884,767.71 - combined with Route 850 Kerrs Creek bridge

Lengths and Limits
Length is approximately 0.13 miles, from 0.04 mile west of Route 780 to 0.09 miles east of Route 780

A.R. Coffey & Sons Inc., Buchanan, Va.



Wayne Nolde, P.E.
(540) 332-9047

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to replace the Route 850 (West Midland Trail) structure over Brattons Run located in Rockbridge County. The bridge is located 0.04 mile west of the intersection of Route 780 to 0.09 miles east of the intersection of Route 780. The project length is approximately 0.13 miles.

The bridge that carries Route 850 over Brattons Run was constructed in 1932 with a reinforced concrete deck. Proposed improvements include a new 35-foot-wide concrete-frame bridge and minor modifications to roadway approaches to accommodate the wider bridge. Construction begins late 2016.

Route 850 is classified as a rural major collector. The existing bridge had an average traffic count of 850 vehicles per day in 2013, and a projected count of 1,100 vehicles per day for the design year of 2037.

The estimate for the project is $1,229,066, with $221,903 for preliminary engineering, $50,000 for right-of-way and utilities, and $957,163 for construction.

Project Location (latitude, longitude): 37.887778, -79.601389

Project Benchmarks

Design Plan Approval: Summer 2015

Right of Way Activities: Summer 2015

Advertisement for Construction: Fall 2016

Media and Public Events

Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is December 19, 2014

Mr. Michael Sensabaugh
Project Manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA  24401-9029

Benefits of Project

This project replaces an existing substandard, structurally deficient bridge on a state-maintained route that serves county residents. If not replaced the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and would eventually have to be closed to vehicular traffic.

Project Numbers

State  0850-081-744, P102, P101

Federal  BROS-081-8(028)

UPC 97193

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