Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Nov. 30, 2011
ROUTE 29 NORTH TRAFFIC AT TYE RIVER TO MOVE TO NEW STRUCTURE
Switch to take place prior to winter holidays
It will be an early holiday present when northbound motorists on Route 29 at the Amherst/Nelson County line get to use the new bridge over the Tye River in coming weeks.
The purpose of this project was to replace the existing structurally deficient bridge with a new two-lane bridge, along with the reconstruction of the roadway approaches on both ends of the new structure.
The inside lane of Route 29 North will remain closed while the temporary crossover is removed and general clean up and sign removal occurs. Motorists should expect the reduced speed limit to remain until all work is complete in the area and traffic is turned onto both lanes.
American Infrastructures was the Design-Build contractor, for the $6.7 million project. Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity - the design-build team - works under a single contract with the project owner (VDOT) to provide design and construction services. Utilizing the Design-Build Process streamlines procurement and construction of a project. VDOT prepares the base documents and defines the scope of the project. Then, the design-build team begins construction while design is still underway, greatly reducing the overall time and cost to complete the entire project.
The estimated completion date for the project was September 6, 2012. The project will be completed ahead of schedule and on budget.
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