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Recently Completed

Route 6 (East River Road), Fluvanna County

Replacement of Rivanna River bridge and its approaches

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
February 2014

Est Completion Date
Nov. 9, 2016

Recently Completed

$6.93 million construction contract; $10.41 million total project cost

Lengths and Limits
0.601 mile; from 0.352 mile west of Rivanna River to 0.249 mile east of Rivanna River

DLB, Inc. of Hillsville



Office of Communications

On Sept. 9, VDOT completed substantial work to the Route 6 (East River Road) bridge over the Rivanna River and reopened the roadway to traffic. The project came in under budget, but finished about a year past its original completion date.

The project replaced the 1930 structure, which had been posted with an 18-ton weight limit, with a new concrete structure and rebuilt approaches on both ends. At 38 feet wide, the new bridge meets current design standards and carries all legal-weight loads.

The Rivanna River bridge carries approximately 1,800 vehicles per day.

Project Costs

The latest estimated project costs are as follows:

Total Cost: $10.41 million

Design and Engineering: $1,355,356

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $225,440

Construction: $8,826,055

Project Schedule

Design Public Hearing: April 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Fluvanna Middle School
9172 James Madison Highway
Fork Union, VA 23055

Public Comment Ends: April 16, 2012

Right of Way Acquisition Begins: Fall 2012

Construction Advertisement: 2013

Construction Completion: Roadway reopened to traffic September 9, 2016; project finalized November 9, 2016
VDOT's contractor experienced issues with construction of this project. The two organizations partnered to determine a path forward and revised the original contract completion date from Nov. 20, 2015 to late summer 2016.

Links and Resources

News release: VDOT seeks input on Rt. 6 bridge project

Resources from the April 4, 2012, public hearing:
Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (225 KB)
Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

UPC 77321

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