In Design: Rockingham County – Lee Street (Route 259)

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This project replaces the Linville Creek Bridge on Lee Street (Route 259) in the Town of Broadway in Rockingham County. This 0.14-mile long project extends from Holly Hill Street to Main Street (Route 42).  The existing bridge was built in 1951 and has reached the end of its service life. The bridge is approximately 192-feet long and has two 12-foot travel lanes and a four-foot wide sidewalk on the southern side of the structure.

The new bridge will have two paved travel lanes on both approaches with curb and gutter that will tie back into the existing roadway. The new deck will be 30-feet wide, from curb-to-curb. The new bridge will be built along the same footprint as the existing structure.

During construction a temporary bridge will be built just north of the current structure.  Traffic will use the temporary bridge while the current structure is replaced with the new bridge. Traffic flow during construction will be designed to have minimal impacts to local school, business and commercial interests in the area.

In 2016 Route 259 had an average daily traffic count of 9,300 vehicles per day.  By the design year of 2045 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 13,300 vehicles per day. 

The total estimated cost for this project is $7,466,250, including $825,000 for preliminary engineering, $600,000 for right of way and utility relocation, and $6,041,250 for construction.

Motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagging operations. A temporary bridge will be built just north of the current structure.  Traffic will use the temporary bridge while the current structure is replaced with the new bridge. Traffic flow during construction will be designed to have minimal impacts to local school, businesses and commercial interests in the area.

Route 259 Bridge Replacement Plans

Traffic Diversion Plan

Public Hearing Brochure

Benefits 

This project replaces a two-lane bridge built in 1951 that has reached the end of its service life with a modern structure that is able to support the weight of modern vehicles and traffic.

Major Milestones 

Project plan approval  Spring 2020

Right of Way  Fall 2020

Construction advertisement  Fall 2021

Resources

Contact Info:

Keith Harrop, P.E.
540-332-9190

Project Photos

UPC: 111099, 113033

State ID: 0259-177-279, P101

Federal ID: STP-BR08(243)

Lat/Long: 38.618056, -78.798056

Locality: Rockingham

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Page last modified: Aug. 13, 2019