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Rockbridge County -- Route 850 (West Midland Trail) -- Bridge Over Kerrs Creek

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Contract Awarded December 2016

Est Completion Date
Late 2017

Contract value $1,884,767.71 - combined with Route 850 Bratton's Run bridge

Lengths and Limits
The project length is approximately 0.01 miles, from 1.32 miles west of Route 629 to 1.52 miles east of Route 633

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 Kerrs Creek in Rockbridge County. The project is 1.32 miles west of the intersection with Route 629 and 1.52 miles east of intersection of Route 633. The project length is approximately 0.01 miles. 

The bridge that carries Route 850 over Kerrs Creek was constructed in 1927 with a reinforced concrete deck. Proposed improvements include a new 35-foot-wide concrete-frame bridge and minor modifications to the roadway approaches to accommodate the wider bridge. Construction is scheduled for late 2016.

Route 850 is classified as a rural major collector. The existing bridge has an average traffic count of 239 vehicles per day as of 2013, and a projected count of 372 vehicles per day for the design year of 2037.

The estimate for the project is $1,106,760 with $201,491 for preliminary engineering, $45,000 for right-of-way and utilities, and $860,269 for construction.

Project Location (latitude, longitude): 37.884722, -79.569444

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. Preston Earhart
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 0850-081-745,P101, R201, M501, B678

Federal STP-081-8(027)

UPC 97194

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