Under Construction: Shenandoah County - Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) - Smith Creek Bridge
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Through December 2020, Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) is closed 0.2 miles south of the intersection with Route 732 (Cardinal Road) near the town of New Market.
Motorists using Route 620 will follow a roughly eight-mile detour route as follows:
- Northbound drivers will go west on Route 211 (Lee Highway), north on Route 11 (Congress Street/Old Valley Pike) and east on Route 732 to return to Route 620.
- Southbound drivers will go west on Route 732, south on Route 11 (Old Valley Pike/Congress Street) and east on Route 211 (Lee Highway) to return to Route 620.
Updated 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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Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is May 18, 2017
Mr. James Johnston
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401-9029
This project replaces a single-lane low-water bridge on Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) in Shenandoah County. The existing bridge was built in 1932 and has reached the end of its service life.
The new bridge will be a two-lane single span bridge, but it will be approximately three-feet higher than the existing bridge and will be 60-feet long. The new structure will be positioned slightly upstream from the old bridge to improve roadway alignment.
The old bridge will need to be demolished prior to construction of the new bridge. Motorists will take an eight-mile detour using Route 732, Route 11 and Route 211.
The average daily traffic count for Route 620 in 2013 was 282 vehicles per day. This number is projected to be 324 in 2041.
The total estimated cost for this project is $1,928,362, including $391,000 for preliminary engineering, $57,908 for right of way and $1,479,454 for construction.
This project improves safety for travelers on Route 620 by replacing a structure that is past its service life. Safety will also be improved with the realignment of the new structure to the existing roadway. The bridge height will be increased by about 3 feet, which will result in fewer days that the road is closed due to flooding on the bridge. The new bridge will include railing, which the old bridge does not have.