Under Construction: Rockingham County – Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) Bridge
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The new bridge opened to traffic on May 6, 2020. Motorists can expect shoulder closures through June 2020 as contractors perform finishing work on the project.
Traffic alerts will be found here and 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
The VDOT Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.
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Comment deadline is September 8, 2017
This project replaces the bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River on Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) in Rockingham County. The project is about 0.2-mile long, extending from Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) to 0.2-mile west of Route 259.
The existing single-lane, low-water bridge is about 15 feet wide and 114 feet long. It was built in 1974 and has reached the end of its service life. The new single-lane, low-water bridge will be located approximately 50-feet north of the old bridge. It will be 15 feet 8 inches wide and 120-feet long.
In 2016 Route 921 had an average daily traffic count of 125 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2029 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 142 vehicles per day.
The total estimated cost for this project is $1,905,152, including $375,000 for preliminary engineering, $79,951 for right of way and $1,450,201 for construction.
This project replaces a two-lane bridge built in 1974 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.