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Rockbridge County – Route 708 (Gilmore’s Mill Road)

Cedar Creek Bridge Replacement

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Contract Awarded March 25, 2016

Est Completion Date
November 2016

Contract Value $743,632.28

Lengths and Limits
Length of Project: 0.04 mile; from 37’ north of intersection of Route 608 to 168’ south of intersection of Route 608

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



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

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to replace a deteriorated, restricted weight-limit bridge over Cedar Creek along Route 708 in Rockbridge County.


Route 708 consists of two 9-foot lanes with narrow shoulders and ditches. The road crosses Cedar Creek using a single-lane bridge approximately 15’ 3” wide. The bridge is located just east of the intersection with Route 608.


A new truss bridge will be built to meet the minimum requirements of AASHTO Very-Low-Volume guidelines. The proposed bridge will be 15’ 10” wide, and will be built in approximately the same location. No roadway improvements will be done other than the immediate approaches to the bridge.


The existing bridge has an average traffic count of 87 vehicles per day, and a projected count of 88 vehicles per day for the design year of 2026.


This project is funded with federal funds and has a total estimate of $1,485, 070. The estimated cost for preliminary engineering is $300,000; rightof way is $50,000, and construction is $1,135,070.

What's Next

Design Plan Approval – Fall 2014

Right of Way Acquisition -- Fall 2014

Construction --  2016


Media and Public Events

Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is October 2, 2014

Ashraf Antonius, P.E.
Project Manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401-9029

Benefits of Project

This project replaces a structurally deficient bridge which is currently posted for restricted weight limits.

Traffic Alerts

New bridge opened to traffic on November 21, 2016.

Project Numbers

State 0708-081-714,P101, R201, M501, B682 

Federal STP-081-8(031)

UPC 89071

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