Route 3 Business (Chatham Bridge) Bridge Superstructure Replacement
Project at a Glance
About the Project
Preliminary engineering work is underway to replace the superstructure of the Chatham Bridge, which is located on Route 3 Business and connects Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. The bridge spans the Rappahannock River.
The current bridge was built in 1941 and carries 16,000 vehicles a day. It has four travel lanes.
The bridge requires maintenance and a new superstructure to improve its condition.
Approximately $22 million is available for this project through the State of Good Repair program, which funds improvements to deficient bridges and pavements in Virginia.
An early project concept and expanded project schedule is available in this presentation:
DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING: January 25, 2018
The public is invited to attend a design public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 25, to learn more about the Chatham Bridge rehabilitation project and to comment on the proposed design.
The public hearing will be held:
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018*
VDOT Fredericksburg District Auditorium
86 Deacon Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
*Inclement weather date: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to review displays, proposed plans, the proposed detour route, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff. No formal presentation will be given at the public hearing.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public hearing, and afterward through Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
Comments may also be submitted by mailing them to Mr. Byrd Holloway, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Chatham Bridge Rehabilitation” in the subject line.