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Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) Bridge, Albemarle County

Replacement of bridge over Ivy Creek

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Estimated April 2015

$2.458 million (2013-2018 Six-Year Improvement Program estimate)

Lengths and Limits
0.25 mile; from 0.15 to 0.4 mile north of Ivy Creek Farm Road



Brian Arnold

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to replace the aged Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) bridge over Ivy Creek in western Albemarle County.

Due to its significantly deteriorated condition, the original Route 637 bridge was replaced in September 2012 with a temporary structure intended to help it last until the permanent replacement project could be completed. The temporary bridge will put to use in another location once it is removed.


What Is Proposed?

VDOT proposes to replace the Route 637 bridge over Ivy Creek with a single-span pre-stressed concrete slab structure. The new bridge will meet current design standards and will be capable of carrying all legal loads.

VDOT will close Route 637 to through traffic at the bridge for the four-month construction period. Traffic will use Route 250 (Ivy Road) and Route 677 (Bloomfield Road) as the detour route.

Route 637 carries 1,100 vehicles per day, according to a 2011 count.


Project Costs

Total Cost: $2,458,161

Engineering of Roadway Plans:

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $200,000

Construction: $1,557,661

These costs are preliminary planning estimates and subject to change as the project is finalized.


Project Schedule

Public hearing: December 20, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Murray Elementary School
3251 Morgantown Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Public comment period ends: January 2, 2013

Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: July 2013

Construction advertisement: December 2014

Construction start: April 2015


Resources and Project Information

Materials for the Dec. 20 public hearing:

Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (117 KB)

Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (88 KB)


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