Rockbridge County - Route 39 (Maury River Road)
|Bridge Replacement and Intersection Improvements|
Project at a Glance
Advertise for Construction - Late 2023
Estimated $7 million
Lengths and Limits
0.21-mile -- from 0.45-mile west of Route 602 to 0.24-mile west of Route 602
Jennifer Houseman, P.E.
This project will replace the existing two-lane bridge over the Maury River with a new two-lane bridge with 11-foot travel lanes and a minimum five-foot shoulder on both sides.
The intersection of Route 39 and Route 602 (Turkey Hill Road) will be relocated to the west to increase driver safety by improving sight distance and turning radius.
The new bridge will be built in stages at approximately the same location, with a slight realignment to the south to allow for a wider structure with shoulders. One lane of traffic will remain open during construction and will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.
The average traffic volume at this location was 880 vehicles per day in 2009. In the year 2038 traffic is projected to be 1,300 vehicles per day.
The total estimated cost for this project is $7,005,748, including $997,007 for preliminary engineering, $507,590 for right of way and $5,501,151 for construction.
Design Approval: Winter 2013/2014
Right of Way: Summer 2016
Advertise for Construction: Late 2023
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
November 13, 2013
4:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m.
Snow Date: November 18, 2013
Public Hearing Location:
Rockbridge Baths Fire Department
5024 Maury River Rd
Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473
Benefits of Project
The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced by a wider bridge with two lanes of travel and wider shoulders. The intersection of Route 39 and Route 602 will be realigned to improve sight distance and allow a safer turning radius.
The bridge is proposed to be built in stages, with one lane of travel to remain open during construction. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal. Construction is anticipated to take about 15 months.
Traffic alerts can 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 0039-081-725, P101, R201, M501, B607
Federal BR-081-8(023), BR-081-8(024), BR-081-8(025)