Recently Completed: Route 250 (Ivy Road) Bridge Replacement, Albemarle County

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VDOT completed the project to replace the Route 250 (Ivy Road) bridge over Little Ivy Creek on August 28, 2018. The project was finished on-time and on-budget.

The bridge, which was built in 1936, was aged and in need of replacement. 

The project contractor, Burleigh Construction Co., Inc. of Concord, Va. closed Route 250 to traffic for two weeks in July. The road was closed to traffic on July 13 and reopened one day ahead of schedule on July 26. 

To minimize the closure time, the contractor used accelerated construction techniques, replacing the bridge with pre-cast box culverts that were set in place in the streambed. Once the culverts were in place, the roadbed and travel surface were constructed on top of the culverts.  

During the closure, motorists were detoured via Interstate 64. VDOT made temporary changes to the traffic pattern on Route 250 at the I-64 interchange (exit 107) to ease congestion during peak morning and afternoon travel times. 

VDOT worked closely with Albemarle County, local emergency response agencies, businesses and nearby residents to determine the best way to accomplish the bridge replacement. Comments received at the public hearing overwhelmingly favored the two-week closure rather than a phased construction plan that would have restricted traffic on Route 250 to one lane, controlled by a traffic signal, for at least three months.


The purpose of this project is to replace the existing substandard bridge on Route 250 (Ivy Road) over Little Ivy Creek. 

The bridge, which was built in 1936 and carries approximately 11,500 vehicles daily, according to 2014 data, is aged and in need of replacement. 

Major Milestones 

Public hearing: January 10, 2017
Public comment period ends: January 20, 2017
Construction advertisement: Late 2017
Construction start: February 20, 2018
Construction completion: August 28, 2018


Contact Info:

Howard Tomlinson

Lou Hatter

Other relevant links:

Project overview video

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 98804

State ID: 0250-002-838, P101, B647

Federal ID: BR-5104(193)

Lat/Long: 38.055768, -78.594150

Locality: Albemarle

Page last modified: April 25, 2019