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CULP 2009-003

Jan. 13, 2009



ADVANCE MILLS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT MOVES AHEAD
Advertisement marks another milestone as project continues on schedule

CULPEPER – The Virginia Department of Transportation today advertised for bid the replacement of the bridge across the North Fork Rivanna River at Advance Mills. The bridge, on Route 743 just west of the intersection with Route 641 in northern Albemarle County, will be a prefabricated steel two-lane structure with a wide shoulder to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

The new bridge will replace the current one-lane steel truss, timber deck structure that was closed in the spring of 2007 due to severe deterioration of the structural members that support the bridge. The new bridge will be built in the same location as the current bridge.

“This milestone represents the latest accomplishment in keeping to the aggressive schedule that we set early last year,” said Allan Sumpter, Charlottesville Residency Administrator. “VDOT remains committed to completing this project on schedule and reopening this important piece of northern Albemarle County’s transportation network as quickly as possible.”

Bids for the project are due at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25. Once the bids are opened they will be reviewed for compliance with federal and state requirements before the contract is awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the spring with completion in the fall of this year.

A link to the project on VDOT’s contract advertisement Web page is below. It is listed as Order # B-79.
http://cabb.virginiadot.org/AdProjectInfoList.aspx?Page=1


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