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Route 1 at Aquia Creek

Bridge Replacement

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
December 3, 2012

Est Completion Date
August 15, 2015

$5.5 million

Lengths and Limits
Route 1 Bridge at Aquia Creek, near Telegraph Road

Corman Construction, Inc.


Kevin Krushinski, VDOT Construction Manager
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Details

Construction began in December 2012 to replace a four-lane, structurally deficient bridge on Route 1 at Aquia Creek in Stafford County. The bridge was built in 1925 by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).


This project will maintain four travel lanes on Route 1, although temporary traffic shifts will be required.


Construction of the replacement bridge will occur in several phases.


Phase I: First, a portion of the new bridge will be built along the northbound lanes of Route 1 to create two temporary travel lanes.


Phase II: Northbound traffic will be shifted into the temporary lanes built during Phase I, and southbound traffic will be shifted into the former northbound lanes.


After the shift, work can begin to build the southbound lanes of the new bridge.


Phase III: Finally, the existing bridge will be demolished, and remaining portions of the bridge will be built. Pavement markings, lane striping and other work will be completed, and traffic will be shifted onto the new bridge.


While all four lanes of traffic will be maintained during each phase, brief single lane closures may be needed for short intervals to accomplish specific tasks.


Access to all properties will be maintained during construction.


The project will conclude by August 15, 2015. 

Traffic Alert: Telegraph Road Closure

Route 637 (Telegraph Road) in Stafford County will be closed to all traffic next week between Route 1 and Route 639 (Woodstock Lane) so workers can relocate a water line.

This section of Telegraph Road will be closed to traffic from Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 through Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. 

The road will close at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and will remain closed through approximately 5 p.m. Friday.

Motorists will be directed to use Woodstock Lane to reach Route 1.

Detour signs and electronic message boards will be posted on Monday, Feb. 18 to direct drivers.

Workers must move a nearby water line as part of this project. Telegraph Road must be closed next week so workers can access the tie-in point to the water system.  


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