Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Oct. 2, 2009
VDOT TO HOLD CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING REGARDING ROUTE 340 GOONEY CREEK BRIDGE
STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting concerning improvements to the Gooney Creek Bridge on Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) in Warren County. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Skyline High School located at 151 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, Va. 22630.
Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Mr. Garrett W. Moore, P.E. Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029. Oral comments can be recorded at the meeting with the assistance of a court reporter.
The proposed project is located on Route 340 from .585 mile to .022 mile south of Route 605 (Poor House Road). The project includes replacing the current bridge and approaches at Gooney Creek with a new two-lane structure and approaches. Each lane on the bridge will be 12-feet wide. Lanes on the approaches to the bridge will be 12-feet wide and have 10-foot shoulders, of which 8 feet will be paved. Additionally rumble strips will be installed along the edge of the travel lane to provide a separation between vehicular traffic and bicycles. The project will also reduce the hills and curves in the area, making the roadway safer. The posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour.
In 2008 the traffic counts at this location were 6,400 vehicles per day.
The total cost for this project is estimated to be $11,556,725, which includes $1,416,957 for preliminary engineering, $1,194,000 for right of way and $8,945,768 for construction.
The current project schedule includes a public hearing in 2011 with right of way activities beginning in the spring 2012. Advertisement for construction is anticipated for spring 2013 and completion in fall 2015.
The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.
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