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Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway), Rappahannock Co.

Rehabilitation of bridge over Wilson Branch

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 2016

Est Completion Date
October 10, 2016

Recently completed

$798,616 construction contract; $1.5 million estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.05 mile; from 1.4 miles south of Route 630 (Hittles Mill Road) to 0.4 mile north of Route 647 (Crest Hill Road)

Kanawha Stone Company, Inc. of Nitro, WV



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On Oct. 10, VDOT completed the replacement of the substandard superstructure of the Route 522 bridge over Wilson Branch, located near Flint Hill in Rappahannock County. The project came in under budget and was completed one month ahead of schedule.

The project replaced the deck and railings of the existing concrete T-beam bridge, which was built in 1923, and rehabilitated its abutments. The restored bridge is 28 feet wide.

Construction was completed in phases, with two-way traffic using a single 12-foot lane controlled by temporary signals.

The bridge was reopened to traffic on Oct. 6, 2016, and carries about 3,500 vehicles daily.

Project Costs

Total cost: $1,556,568
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $496,720
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $24,016
Construction: $1,035,832

Project Schedule

Public hearing: February 11, 2014
Public comment period ends: February 21, 2014
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Fall 2015
Construction advertisement: December 2015
Roadway reopened: October 6, 2016
Construction completion: October 10, 2016 (30 days ahead of Nov. 10 contractual completion date)

Resources and Information

Materials from the February 11, 2014, public hearing:
   Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (111 KB)
   Public hearing comment sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (83 KB)

UPC 82328

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