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Rockingham County – Route 11 Bridge over I-81, Exit 257 at Mauzy

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Advertise for Construction - Late 2020

The total estimated cost is $12.8 million

Lengths and Limits
0.5-miles From: 0.3-mile west of I-81 To: 0.2-mile east of I-81



Ronald Tabor
(540) 332-7887

Project Details

This project is located on Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Rockingham County.  The bridge over Interstate 81 at exit 257 will be replaced with a new structure.  The current bridge was built in 1965 and is nearing the end of its service life. 

The proposed bridge will be constructed approximately 60 feet to the south of the existing bridge. The project includes realigning the bridge approaches. The new structure will have two lanes with left-turn lanes at about the same elevation as the existing crossing.

Additionally, the intersection of the northbound I-81 exit and entrance ramps with Route 11 will be signalized to improve the traffic operations of the interchange.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Route 11 during construction. All on and off ramps will be maintained as well.  During bridge construction I-81 closures may be necessary to set beams.  Any closures would be conducted at night to minimize the impact to traffic.

In 2011 Route 11 had an average daily traffic count of 3,600 vehicles per day.  By the design year of 2039 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 9,170 vehicles per day.

Project Location (latitude, longitude): 38.563333, -78.744722

What’s Next

Project plan approval  Early 2015
Right of Way Early 2015
Construction advertisement  Fall 2020

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 4-6 p.m.
VDOT Harrisonburg Residency Office
3536 North Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Benefits of Project

This project improves safety on Route 11 by replacing a deteriorating bridge structure with a new bridge that is able to support modern traffic both in volume and vehicle weights.

During Construction

Motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagging operations on Route 11. During bridge construction I-81 closures may be necessary to set beams.  Any closures would be conducted at night to minimize the impact to traffic.

Traffic Alerts

Once construction begins, traffic alerts will 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 website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone.  Click here to go to 511:  Virginia 511 Web

The VDOT Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.

Project Numbers

State  0011-082-752,P101, R201, C501, B621
Federal  BR-5115(148), BR-5115(149), BR-5115(150), BR-5115(150)
UPC  97111

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