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STA11-220

Nov. 7, 2011



VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 760 STONY CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 760 (Water Street) in Shenandoah County. The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Board Room of the Shenandoah County Administration Building located at 600 North Main Street, Woodstock, VA  22664.

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. Mohamed Ali, 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.

This project is to replace the Stony Creek Bridge on Route 760 (Water Street) in Shenandoah County. The project is 0.06-mile long and extends from 0.22 mile east of Route 1403 to 0.28 mile east of Route 1403.

The existing structure is a single-lane bridge and is located on the only road serving residents on a dead-end on Route 760. The existing bridge has four spans, is 101-feet long and is 14-feet wide.

The new bridge will be at the same location and be 16-feet wide with one travel lane.  

During construction a detour featuring a temporary crossing over Stony Creek will be built for travelers to use.

The average daily traffic volume was 125 vehicles per day in the year 2005.  This number is anticipated to increase to 150 vehicles per day in the year 2024.

Approval of design plans is anticipated for early 2012.  Right of way activities are scheduled to begin in spring 2012 with construction in fall 2013.

The total estimated cost for this project is $935,116, including $169,395 for preliminary engineering, $148,331 for right of way and $617,390 for construction.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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