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Rockingham County - Route 11 (Lee Highway) North River Bridge

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2013

Cost
Total Estimated Cost – $5.5 million

Lengths and Limits
0.367-mile long From: 0.023-mile north of Route 694 To: 0.390-mile north of Route 694

Locality
Rockingham

District
Staunton

Contact
John-Allen Ennis
540-332-7891

Project Details

The proposed project is located on Route 11 (Lee Highway) at the bridge over North River in Rockingham County.  The project is 0.367-mile long with its limits extending from 0.023-mile north of Route 694 to 0.390-mile north of Route 694.  The proposed project will replace the deteriorated North River bridge.

The existing bridge has two 11-foot lanes with narrow shoulders and ditches.  The 33-foot wide and 314-foot long bridge includes a taper for a left-turn lane.  

The new bridge will be 320-feet long and have two 12-foot lanes, with a 12-foot center turn lane.  The shoulders will have a four-foot wide paved surface to accommodate bicycle traffic.  The total shoulder width, including non-paved areas, will be eight-feet wide.  The new bridge will be located east of the existing structure.

During construction, two-lane traffic will be maintained.  Bridge construction will be in staged phases with traffic shifting to the new structure followed by the demolition of the old bridge.

The traffic volumes at this location in 2009 were 5,100 vehicles per day.  The projected traffic volume in 2037 is 7,200 vehicles per day, of which four percent will be trucks.

The total estimated cost for this project is $5.5 million, including $819,049 for preliminary engineering, $250,000 for right of way and $4.4 million for construction.

What’s Next

Preliminary Engineering – Spring 2013
Right of Way – Early 2014
Construction – Summer 2015

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, June 11 2013, 4 – 7 p.m.
Turner Ashby High School
800 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Benefits of Project

Safety in the area will be improved with a new structure that will serve modern traffic with wider lanes, a turn lane and a bicycle path.

During Construction

During construction, two-lane traffic will be maintained.  Bridge construction will be in staged phases with traffic shifting to the new structure followed by the demolition of the old bridge.

Traffic Alerts

Traffic alerts can also 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

Project Numbers

State  0011-082-713,P101, R201, M501, B620
Federal  BR-5115(145), BR-5115(146), BR-5115(147)
UPC  90092

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