Rockingham County - Route 257 (Ottobine Road) Dry River Bridge
Project at a Glance
Construction Contract Awarded February 22, 2017
Est Completion Date
Contract Value $4,188,263.67
Lengths and Limits
0.178 mile long From 0.112-mile west of Route 738 To 0.066-mile east of Route 738
Fairfield-Echols LLC, Fishersville, Va.
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
The proposed project is located on Route 257 (Ottobine Road) at the bridge over Dry River in Rockingham County. The project is 0.178 mile long with its limits extending from 0.112-mile west of Route 738 to 0.066-mile east of Route 738. The proposed project will replace the deteriorated Dry River bridge.
The existing bridge has two 11-foot lanes with narrow shoulders and ditches. The bridge is on a crest that limits sight distance at the Route 738 intersection.
The new bridge will be 225-feet long and have two 12-foot lanes. The shoulder width will be eight-feet wide. Sight distance will be improved at the Route 257 and Route 738 intersection. Route 738 will be on the same alignment as the existing roadway.
Bridge construction will be in staged phases. During construction one lane of traffic will be maintained with a traffic signal on Route 257. Route 738 will be closed and a detour will be put in place.
The traffic volumes at this location in 2010 were 3,900 vehicles per day. The projected traffic volume in 2038 is 4,400 vehicles per day, of which four percent will be trucks.
The total estimated cost for this project is $3.08 million, including $717,000 for preliminary engineering, $150,000 for right of way and $3 million for construction.
Project Location (latitude, longitude): 38.407500, -78.976111
Preliminary Engineering – Spring 2013
Right of Way – Summer 2014
Advertise for Construction – Late 2016
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.
Beginning the week of April 10, 2017, motorists should be alert for occasional daytime flagging operations for sign installation and set-up of construction equipment.
Route 257 (Ottobine Road) – Possible lane closures from Route 738 (Dry River Road) to Route 1314 (Countryside Drive) for installation of temporary signals and mobilization of construction equipment. April 16-23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Route 738 (Dry River Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed at Route 257 (Ottobine Road) for installation of temporary signals and mobilization of construction equipment. April 16-23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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
State 0257-082-717,P101, R201, B622
Federal BR-5115(154), BR-5115(155), BR-5115(156)