Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Sept. 26, 2014
NEW ROUTE 613 BRIDGE IN WARREN COUNTY OPENS
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened the new Route 613 (Indian Hollow Road) bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Warren County. Traffic began using the new bridge today, and the old crossing will be removed over the next few weeks. Flagging crews may continue to control traffic during these operations.
The new Route 613 bridge is about 14 feet higher than the previous single-lane span, allowing the road to remain open more frequently during flood events.
The new two-lane bridge includes wider shoulders and a sidewalk to provide safer passage for vehicles as well as recreational and pedestrian traffic. This project also replaces a second narrow bridge with a new double-box culvert over a flood-prone riverbed just north of the main channel.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $4,412,447 construction contract to Kanawha Stone Company Inc. of Nitro, West Virginia in spring 2013.
The contract completion date is October 17, 2014. This is a Forest Highway project with all of the funding from Federal Forest Highway Funds.
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