In Design: South Quay Bridge Replacement (Route 189)

Cost and schedule ►

The project is located on South Quay Road (Route 189) in Southampton County and the City of Suffolk. The existing bridge was constructed in 1940; it is structurally deficient with a load posting of 22 tons and has a vertical clearance of 15-feet.

The roadway will consist of two 11-foot lanes and 6-foot shoulders. Due to the higher elevation of the new bridge, improvement of 1,016 feet of approach roadway will also be required. 

A detour and road closure will be in place during construction. 

Residents will be notified of traffic impacts in advance of construction.

Benefits 

The purpose of the project is to replace the existing structurally deficient and functionally obsolete swing span bridge with a fixed span structure that will have a 35-foot vertical clearance.

Major Milestones 

South Quay Road Bridge Replacement project is currently in the Right of Way phase. Right of way acquisitions are scheduled to be completed by May 2019.

A design public hearing was held Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Southampton County Office Center.

Resources

Contact Info:

Hampton Roads Communications
757-956-3031

Other relevant links:

Project Brochure

Long/Lat: 36.645065, -76.857385

Locality: Southampton and Suffolk

Page last modified: Feb. 7, 2019