Under Construction: Route 100 Bridge Replacement - Pulaski County
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The bridge closed on June 17, 2019 and a detour is in place for drivers and bicyclists. An active work zone will be in the waterway under the bridge.
The detour during construction of the new bridge will direct drivers traveling northbound to use exit 94 for access onto I-81 and to use exit 98 when exiting off of I-81. Drivers traveling southbound will access I-81 using exit 98 and exit I-81 by using exit 94.
Motorists travelling to either Conrad Brothers Marina or Rock House Marina are advised to exit Interstate 81 at exit 98.
Bicyclists and participants in the Trans Am Bike Race traveling north on Bicycle Route 76 will leave Bicycle Route 76 at the intersection with Route 99 (East Main Street) and head north towards the town of Pulaski to Route 611 (Bob White Boulevard) which turns into Newbern Road. Bicyclists will continue to Yorktown following Route 611 to where it intersects with US Bicycle Route 76.
Boats operating on Claytor Lake in the vicinity of Peak Creek will continue to have access to the upstream waterway but should use caution. Boaters will see a large barge in the water at the Old Route 100 bridge and a construction work zone will be posted in the water on water buoys. As boats approach the area for access, signs will direct them to possible changes in direction that will alternate to the left or right of the waterway. As a safety precaution, access to the waterway also may be closed at various times during construction and signs will be posted if this should occur.
This project will replace the bridge on Route F047 (Old Route 100) over Peak Creek in Pulaski County. During construction, the existing bridge will be removed closing the roadway to through traffic. A detour will be in place. There will be a work zone with a barge located in the waterway below the bridge and boat traffic upstream may be impacted periodically. Bicyclists and participants in the Trans Am Bike Race using Bicycle Route 76 will also be detoured around the closure.
The bridge is located on the service road that runs parallel to Interstate 81 between exits 94 and 98 and crosses Peak Creek that connects to Claytor Lake. It is approximately 5.5 miles east of the town of Pulaski and 4.8 miles south of Dublin. During construction, local traffic will be able to access areas on either side of the bridge, but since the old bridge will be removed, drivers will need to use the detour around the closure.
The bridge is expected to re-open in October 2020 with final completion set for November 2020.
The project will construct a new bridge that meets current standards as well as increase the overall length of the bridge from 212.5 feet to 250 feet and increase the width of the shoulders to five feet to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. The number of piers in the stream below will also be reduced from four to one and widen boat access upstream.
The bridge closed in June 2019.