Rockbridge County -- Route 850 (West Midland Trail) -- Bridge Over Brattons Run
Project at a Glance
Contract Awarded December 2016
Contract value $1,884,767.71 - combined with Route 850 Kerrs Creek bridge
Lengths and Limits
Length is approximately 0.13 miles, from 0.04 mile west of Route 780 to 0.09 miles east of Route 780
A.R. Coffey & Sons Inc., Buchanan, Va.
Wayne Nolde, P.E.
The purpose of this project is to replace the Route 850 (West Midland Trail) structure over Brattons Run located in Rockbridge County. The bridge is located 0.04 mile west of the intersection of Route 780 to 0.09 miles east of the intersection of Route 780. The project length is approximately 0.13 miles.
The bridge that carries Route 850 over Brattons Run was constructed in 1932 with a reinforced concrete deck. Proposed improvements include a new 35-foot-wide concrete-frame bridge and minor modifications to the roadway approaches to accommodate the wider bridge. Construction is scheduled for late 2016.
Route 850 is classified as a rural major collector. The existing bridge had an average traffic count of 850 vehicles per day in 2013, and a projected count of 1,100 vehicles per day for the design year of 2037.
The estimate for the project is $1,229,066, with $221,903 for preliminary engineering, $50,000 for right-of-way and utilities, and $957,163 for construction.
Project Location (latitude, longitude): 37.887778, -79.601389
Design Plan Approval: Summer 2015
Right of Way Activities: Summer 2015
Advertisement for Construction: Fall 2016
Media and Public Events
Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is December 19, 2014
Mr. Michael Sensabaugh
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401-9029
Benefits of Project
This project replaces an existing substandard, structurally deficient bridge on a state-maintained route that serves county residents. If not replaced the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and would eventually have to be closed to vehicular traffic.
The bridge will be constructed in stages maintaining one lane of traffic during construction and no detour will be required.
Route 850 (West Midland Trail) – Signal-controlled traffic through October 31 for bridge replacements at Brattons Run and Kerrs Creek. Work zones are between Route 629 (Waterloo Drive) and Route 780 (Brattons Run Road).
Current traffic alerts can 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 0850-081-744, P102, P101