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Carrsville Highway (Route 58) Bridge Replacement

Isle of Wight County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 2016

Est Completion Date
November 2017

$6.7 million

Lengths and Limits
.35 mile stretch of roadway

Bryant Contracting Inc.

Isle of Wight

Hampton Roads

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Project Description

The purpose of this project is to replace and widen the old bridge. The structurally deficient bridge was built in 1936. The Route 58 Bridge over CSX Railroad and Route 632 was a two-lane, five span concrete structure with a total length of 213 feet. It was supported by three multi-column reinforced pier bents and concrete abutments on piles. The crossing at this location was on a curved alignment. The vertical clearance over the CSX Railroad tracks was substandard at 21'-0". Also, the horizontal clearance at Pier 3 was less than the required 23' minimum. 

Improvements with this project include roadside ditches and adding water quality swales to treat the storm water runoff.

In May of 2017, the Commonwealth Transportation Board unanimously approved a resolution to rename the Carrsville Bridge as brought forth by Isle of Wight County’s Board of Supervisors. The bridge will now be known as the “Carrsville Community Memorial Bridge,” and corresponding signs will be erected. Please see this link for more information.

New Bridge

The replacement structure will carry two 12-foot travel lanes with 8' shoulders. The curb-to-curb width will be 40'-0" and will have an out-to-out width of 43'-4". The vertical profile will be raised to provide the required 23'-0" minimum clearance over the railroad tracks. It is anticipated that abutments will be stem type (Virginia abutment). Approach slabs will be required. The proposed structure will be approximately 200' in length. Retaining walls will be used to eliminate the need to acquire additional right of way resulting from the increased profile.

Traffic Alerts

A detour and road closure will be scheduled for this project. Residents will be notified in advance of construction.

Demolition of the Carrsville Bridge at the intersection of Old Myrtle Road has been scheduled along with intermittent stoppages. View the release here.

Old Myrtle Road (Route 632) will temporarily close on January 17 for up to 90 days in preparation for the new bridge. View the release here

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