Rockingham County – Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) Bridge
Project at a Glance
Advertise for Construction - Late 2018
The total estimated cost for this project is $1.9 million
Lengths and Limits
0.2-mile long. From: Route 259 To: 0.2-mile west of Route 259
This project replaces the low-water bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River on Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) in Rockingham County. The existing two-lane bridge built in 1974 has reached the end of its service life. This project is about 0.2-mile long, extending from Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) to 0.2-mile west of Route 259.
The old bridge has two seven-foot, three-inch wide lanes and is 114-feet long. The new low-water bridge will be located approximately 50-feet north of the old bridge and will have two seven-foot, ten-inch wide lanes and will be 120-feet long.
In 2016 Route 921 had an average daily traffic count of 125 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2029 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 142 vehicles per day.
The total estimated cost for this project is $1,905,152, including $375,000 for preliminary engineering, $79,951 for right of way and $1,450,201 for construction.
Project plan approval Fall 2017
Right of Way Spring 2018
Construction advertisement Late 2018
Media and Public Events
Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline is September 8, 2017
Benefits of Project
This project replaces a two-lane bridge built in 1974 that has reached the end of its service life with a modern two-lane structure that is able to support the weight of modern vehicles and traffic.
During construction traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge with a posted weight limit of 18 tons. Motorists should be alert for occasional lane closures and flagging operations.
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 511Virginia.org 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.
State: 0921-082-759, P101,R201, B691
Latitude /Longitude: 38.708611, -78.920278