Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
May 15, 2017
SHARE YOUR INPUT ON RESTORATION OF WATERLOO BRIDGE
VDOT public hearing is May 9 in Warrenton; comments accepted through May 19
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation invites public input on a proposed project to restore the Waterloo bridge, which carries Route 613 (Jeffersonton Road) over the Rappahannock River at the Culpeper-Fauquier county line.
An open house-style public hearing will be held Wednesday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Warrenton Community Center, 430 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton. The public can review project plans and obtain information about its timeline, cost and other details, as well as provide feedback orally or in writing. VDOT staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact VDOT at 540-829-7500, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.
The Waterloo bridge, a wrought-iron truss structure, was built in 1878 and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Due to significant deterioration, VDOT closed the bridge to traffic in January 2014.
With this project, VDOT proposes to dismantle the truss bridge and repair or replace its components, then reinstall it and open it to vehicles with an anticipated 12-ton weight restriction. The bridge’s piers will be repaired, and the approach spans will receive new steel beams and a timber deck. No significant improvements to the roadway approaches are envisioned.
The estimated cost of restoration is $4 million and would take approximately 18 months to complete.
If you cannot attend the hearing
- Watch the project overview video: youtu.be/Y0Bw7b9e4tM
- Visit the project website to view materials from the public hearing and learn more information: www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/waterloo.asp
- Provide comments to Howard Tomlinson, VDOT project manager, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, Howard.Tomlinson@vdot.virginia.gov, through May 27
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