Alleghany County – Route 661 (Midland Trail) - Bridge Replacement Over Ogle Creek
Project at a Glance
Estimated Cost: $3,523,704
Lengths and Limits
0.10 mile From: 0.30 mile east of Route 709 To: 0.40 mile east of Route 709
Jennifer Houseman, P.E.
This project is located on Route 661 (Midland Trail/Ogle Creek Road) and will replace the two-lane bridge and approaches over Ogle Creek located 0.50 mile east of Interstate 64, exit 7 in Alleghany County.The newly constructed bridge will consist of a reinforced concrete deck slab supported on steel or prestressed concrete beams with concrete railings.
The project runs along Route 661 approximately from 0.30 miles east of Route 709 (Midland Trail) to 0.40 miles east of Route 709.
The existing pavement of Route 661 is in fair condition without any major surface cracks; however some surface cracks were observed along Route 719 (Bellegray Lane). Approximately 50-feet of the Route 661 bridge approach roadway pavement on either side of the existing bridge will be disturbed as part of the bridge construction and will be reconstructed. The existing Route 719 entrance right off the bridge will be relocated approximately 100-feet to the west of the bridge to improve right turn movements from Route 719 to Route 661 and allow for the installation of guardrail off of the bridge.
Route 661 primarily serves low density residential and agricultural land. The existing right of way is approximately 25-feet off the existing roadway centerline. A viable detour route for this project is not available.
VDOT historical data reports an annual average daily traffic (AADT) of 1500 (2010) vehicles per day with 4% truck traffic. Significant future growth is not anticipated.
The total estimated cost for this project is $3,523,704 with $430,765 for preliminary engineering, $95,387 for right of way activities, and $2,997,552 for construction.
Approved design plans in Spring 2013
Right of way activities – Fall 2014
Construction advertisement – Fall 2019
Media and Public Events
Design Public Hearing
December 11, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Callaghan Elementary School
4050 Midland Trail
Covington, VA 24426
Inclement weather date: December 19, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Benefits of Project
This project will provide a new bridge structure that can support modern day traffic for vehicle weights and widths.
The proposed alignment will require staged bridge construction with one-lane, two-way traffic maintained on the existing bridge during each stage. Temporary traffic signals will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic. A minimum 12-foot wide lane with 1-foot wide shoulder on both sides of the roadway will be maintained on the bridge during construction. The proposed final alignment will match the existing alignment with a temporary shift during Stage II of construction due to the concrete barrier service.
Prior to construction, the telephone conduit under the west end of the bridge will need to be relocated. The trees along the southern side of Route 661 will need to be removed along with some grading due to the relocated entrance (Route 719) and to improve sight distance along Route 661.
Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page: Staunton District
Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone. Click here to go to 511: Virginia 511 Web
State Project: 0661-003-620,P101, R201, B634
Federal Project: BR-661-8(002), BR-661-8(003), BR-661-8(004)