Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Dec. 11, 2013
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR GOONEY CREEK BRIDGE ON ROUTE 340 IN WARREN COUNTY
STAUNTON – Construction of a replacement bridge over Gooney Creek on Route 340 in Warren County is expected to begin in early 2014. The project south of Front Royal will include a wider bridge and safety improvements to the roadway.
On Dec. 4, 2013 the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $12.7 million construction contract to Kanawha Stone Company of Nitro, W.Va. The project is targeted for completion in fall 2015.
Contractors will replace the 24-foot-wide bridge that was originally built in 1936 and no longer meets current design standards. The new bridge and roadway will have two 12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot shoulders. A rumble strip will separate vehicle and bicycle traffic. In addition, the project will improve the steep approaches to the north and south of the bridge.
Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during construction, with the exception of necessary flagging operations that would generally take place during the week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access to all private homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the project.
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