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Route 3 Business (Chatham Bridge) Bridge Superstructure Replacement

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Project will be advertised for construction in fall 2020

Phase
Preliminary engineering

Cost
$22 million

Locality
Fredericksburg and Stafford

District
Fredericksburg

Contact
Byrd Holloway, VDOT Project Manager
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

About the Project

Preliminary engineering work is underway to replace the superstructure of the Chatham Bridge, which is located on Route 3 Business and connects Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. The bridge spans the Rappahannock River.

The current bridge was built in 1941 and carries 16,000 vehicles a day. It has four travel lanes.

The bridge requires maintenance and a new superstructure to improve its condition.

Approximately $22 million is available for this project through the State of Good Repair program, which funds improvements to deficient bridges and pavements in Virginia.

A public hearing will be held on the project in January 2018, where proposed design information will be available. A date, time and location for this public hearing will be announced a minimum of 30 days in advance, and will be posted on this project page and advertised in local newspapers.

An early project concept and expanded project schedule is available in this presentation:

Chatham Bridge Presentation: November 2017

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