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Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), Fauquier County

Replacement of bridge over Thumb Run

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Late summer 2015

Est Completion Date
July 21, 2016

Recently completed

$1.96 million construction contract; $3.51 million total project cost

Lengths and Limits
0.059 mile; from 0.035 mile south to 0.034 mile north of Thumb Run

Martins Construction Corp. of Falls Church



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Construction Information

The Route 688 bridge was reopened to traffic on July 18, 2016, and the project was officially completed on its due date, July 21. It also came in under budget.

Work to the bridge began in late summer 2015, and required traffic to be reduced to one lane, controlled by temporary traffic signals, for six months.

Project Purpose

This project replaced the substandard Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road) concrete-slab bridge over Thumb Run, built in 1925, in Fauquier County.

Project Details

VDOT constructed a new two-lane, prestressed concrete-slab bridge that measures 54 feet long and 26 feet wide.

Located approximately 350 feet south of the bridge, an additional structure spanning a tributary of Thumb Run was replaced with a new 20 by 47 foot concrete box culvert.

Approximately 1,100 vehicles use Route 688 daily, according to a 2015 traffic count.

Project Costs

Total cost: $3,511,210
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $775,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $104,524
Construction: $2,631,686

Project Schedule

Public hearing: November 19, 2013
Public comment period ends: November 29, 2013
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Winter 2013
Construction advertisement: Winter 2014
Construction completion: July 21, 2016


Temporary Signals Activate Thursday, Dec. 10 at Route 688 Bridge
News release, December 7, 2015

Materials from the Nov. 19, 2013, public hearing:
   Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (100 KB)
   Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)
Materials from the March 26, 2013, public hearing:
   Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (100 KB)
   Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

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