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Augusta County - Route 250 (Shenandoah Mountain Road) - Ramseys Draft Bridge Replacement

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2014

Est Completion Date
Spring 2015

Contract Value $1,599,888

Lengths and Limits
: 0.0880 mile From: 1.036 miles west Route 716 To: 1.124 miles west Route 716

Fairfield Echols LLC, Fishersville, Va.



Wayne Nolde, P.E.

Project Details

This project will replace the Ramseys Draft Bridge on Route 250 in Augusta County. The project is located on Route 250, 1.036-mile west of Route 716. The existing roadway leading up to the bridge contains a two-lane, 28-foot wide pavement with an asphalt concrete surface. The existing bridge built in 1923, and widened in 1969, has two spans with a total length of 65-feet and a clear width of 34-feet.

The existing bridge will be replaced with a new, two-lane structure in approximately the same location as the existing structure. The proposed bridge will be a single 65-foot
pre-stressed box beam span with a clear width of 41 feet and eight inches.

No roadway improvements other than the immediate approaches to the bridge will be part of this project. The project length will be approximately 0.1 mile. Route 250 is classified as a rural minor arterial.

No separate bicycle or pedestrian accommodations are provided for this project.

Current average daily traffic counts are 1007 vehicles per day.  This number is and projected to increase to 1330 vehicles per day in the year 2036. There are no existing separate bicycle or pedestrian accommodations.

The sufficiency rating of the existing bridge is 48.5 and is classified as structurally deficient. Structurally deficient means the condition of any part of the structure has reached a condition rating meaning “poor”.  This designation does not mean that a structure is in danger of imminent failure, but that its condition has deteriorated to a point where it should be replaced.  

The total cost for this project is estimated to be $1,364,055, which includes $193,724 for preliminary engineering, $40,000 for right of way and $1,130,331 for construction.

What’s Next

Construction finished in April 2015.

Media and Public Events

Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is June 15, 2011

Mr. Ashraf Antonius
Project Manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA  24401-9029

Benefits of Project

This project will provide a new bridge structure that can support modern day traffic for vehicle weights and widths.

Project Numbers

State Project: 0250-007-786, P101, R201, M501, B617
Federal Project: BR-007-8(091), BR-007-8(092)
UPC:  87942

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