Jason Bond 540-387-5493
June 22, 2017
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS $8.3 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPLACE ROUTE 634 BRIDGE AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE
SALEM – The Commonwealth Transportation Board at its June 20 meeting in Richmond awarded a contract worth approximately $8.3 million to replace the Hardy Ford bridge over the Roanoke River/Smith Mountain Lake. The bridge is located on Route 634 (Hardy Road) at the Bedford and Franklin county line. The contract was awarded to Brayman Construction from Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.
The project will replace the Route 634 bridge that was built in 1967 with a new structure that be built parallel to the existing bridge which will remain open to traffic during construction.
The new bridge will be 40 feet wide and provide two 12-foot travel lanes with two eight-foot shoulders that can accommodate bicycle or pedestrian traffic. The current bridge is 22 feet wide and has no shoulders.
The replacement bridge will have three spans while the old bridge has only two. The new three-span bridge will provide unobstructed pass on the main channel for boat traffic beneath the structure once completed.
Work on the project is expected to be underway later this year and completed in late 2019.
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