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STA12-161

Nov. 16, 2012



VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 250 WHISKEY CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to the Route 250 Bridge (Churchville Avenue) over Whiskey Creek in Augusta County. The meeting will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 in Churchville Elementary School located at 3710 Churchville Avenue, Churchville, VA  24421.

Citizens can come in during 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. John-Allen Ennis, P.E., Project Manager, 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 located on Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) and will replace the deteriorated bridge and approaches over Whiskey Creek in Augusta County. The project is approximately 0.1580 mile long and runs along Route 250 from 0.003 miles west of Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road) to 0.155 miles east of Route 722. The existing bridge consists of two 11-foot lanes with narrow shoulders and ditches

The proposed bridge design will consist of two 12-foot lanes with a 10-foot shoulder width. The 8-foot paved portion on the 10-foot shoulder will accommodate bicycle traffic. The proposed structure length is 130-feet and the bridge approaches will be on the same alignment as the existing roadway.  

VDOT historical data reports an average daily traffic (ADT) of 6900 vehicles per day in 2010. Future growth is anticipated to be an ADT of 8000 in 2038 with 3.5% truck traffic.

Right of Way and utility relocation activities are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016.

The total estimated cost for this project is $3,957,437 with $727,957 for preliminary engineering, $200,000 for right of way activities, and $3,029,480 for construction.

The public can learn more about this project at:  http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/augusta_county_8211_route_250_churchville_avenue_-_bridge_replacement_over_whiskey_creek.asp.

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



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