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Rockingham County - Route 1421 (West Springbrook Road) – Town of Broadway

Linville Creek Bridge Replacement

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Contract awarded May 8, 2012

Est Completion Date
April 30, 2013

Cost
$2.9 million contract value

Lengths and Limits
From: 0.31 West of Route 42 To: Intersection Route 42

Contractor
Plecker Construction Co. of Staunton

Locality
Rockingham

District
Staunton

Contact
Wayne Nolde
540-332-9047

Project Details

This project will construct a new bridge on West Springbrook Road over Linville Creek and will also preserve the existing bridge, which will feature a shared bike and pedestrian path. The existing structure is a single-span Thacher through truss bridge and is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Registry.

The new bridge will be a parallel structure on a shifted alignment. The proposed bridge will be 32-foot wide and have over 29 feet of clear width. A road and shoulder design will be used from the beginning of the project to the western end of the bridge. Curb and gutter will extend from the western end of the bridge to Route 42. A 10-foot paved shared use path for pedestrians and bicyclist will be provided along the south side of the project separated at lease 5 feet from the roadway. This shared use path will lead up to the existing bridge which will be turned into a pedestrian bridge after it is closed to traffic.

The current bridge was built in 1898 and is in overall poor condition. The current sufficiency rating for the existing bridge is 14 on a scale of 0 to 100. The sufficiency ratings developed by the Federal Highway Administration serve as a prioritization tool to allocate funds. The rating varies from 0 percent (poor) to 100 percent (very good). The rating considers adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete and the level of service provided to the public.

In 2008 this bridge carried approximately 900 vehicles a day and currently has a 4-ton capacity. This number is anticipated to increase to 1,700 vehicles per day by the design year of 2023.

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction of the project. Traffic detours will be required during the construction of the approaches and temporary lane closures may be necessary.

Signalization, flagging operations and/or pilot vehicles will be used to maintain traffic. During construction, traffic and access to all adjoining properties will be maintained and every reasonable effort will be made to protect the environment from dust, silt and erosion.

The total cost for this project is estimated to be $4.58 million, which includes $457,629 for the engineering of bridge and roadway plans, $835,782 for right of way activities and $3,278,184 for construction.

Design Approval

Design plans were approved by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. on December 14, 2009.  This is for design plans regarding the Route 1421 (West Springbrook Road), Linville Creek bridge replacement in the Town of Broadway.

What’s Next

  • Begin Right of Way activities – Fall 2010
  • Construction – Spring 2012

 

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 4 - 7 p.m.
Broadway High School
269 Gobbler Drive
Broadway, VA 22815

Benefits of Project

The project will eliminate the bridge weight posting and will provide a wider two-lane bridge, which will increase safety in this area. The bike and pedestrian path will also benefit travelers in the area.

During Construction

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction of the project. Traffic detours will be required during the construction of the approaches and temporary lane closures may be necessary. Signalization, flagging operations and/or pilot vehicles will be used to maintain traffic.

During construction, traffic and access to all adjoining properties will be maintained and every reasonable effort will be made to protect the environment from dust, silt and erosion.

Traffic Alerts

Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway (Route 1421), will be closed from Monday, January 21 to Monday, March 18 for bridge construction work over Linville Creek.
The closure will be between South Main Street (Route 42) and Early Drive (Route 1415).

Motorists can use the following detour:
From South Main Street (Route 42) south of Broadway and from Springbrook Road west of Broadway, travel on South Main Street north to Turner Avenue (Route 1414). Follow detour signs and turn left onto Turner Avenue. Travel west on Turner Avenue to Sunset Drive (Route 617).  Turn left onto Sunset Drive heading south to Springbrook Road.  Turn left onto Springbrook Road heading east to Early Drive (Route 1415).

Residents within the closed road area will have access to their homes and businesses.

All work is weather permitting.

 

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 Project: 1421-082-337,P106, C501,B682,RW201
Federal Project: STP-082-8(036)
(Federal Structure ID #: 16268)
UPC:  77422

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