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Shenandoah County - Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) - Smith Creek Bridge

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Fall 2019

Cost
The total estimated cost for this project is $1,928,362

Lengths and Limits
0.10-mile From: 0.21-mile to Route 732 To: 0.34-mile to Route 737

Locality
Shenandoah

District
Staunton

Contact
Mr. James Johnston
540-332-7795

Project Details

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.
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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.

What Is Next

Project plan approval  Summer 2017
Right of Way  Fall 2017
Construction advertisement Fall 2019

Media and Public Events

Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is May 18, 2017

Mr. James Johnston
Project Manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA  24401-9029

Benefits of Project

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 did not have.

During Construction

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. Motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagging operations.

Traffic Alerts

Traffic alerts can also be found 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.

Project Numbers

State  0620-085-759, P101, B668
Federal  BROS-085-8(068)
UPC  100765
Latitude/Longitude  38°,40’,32” N    78°,38’,25” W

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