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Shenandoah County Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) Cedar Creek Bridge Replacement

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction Contract Awarded January 18, 2017

Est Completion Date
Fall 2018

Contract Value $6,906,161.22

Lengths and Limits
About 0.7-mile long, from 0.4-mile south of Cedar Creek to 0.3-mile north of Cedar Creek

Perry Engineering Company Inc., Winchester, Va.



Robert Good, P.E.

Project Details

This project is a new two-lane bridge on Route 11 in Shenandoah County over Cedar Creek. Currently, northbound and southbound Route 11 travelers use separate bridges in this location. This project includes construction of a single bridge for northbound and southbound traffic, and removal of both existing bridges. 

Currently Route 11 across Cedar Creek is a four-lane divided roadway that cuts through the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Park. This four-lane roadway transitions to a three-lane roadway several hundred feet north of the project.

The proposed new two-lane bridge and alignment will be built on the existing northbound bridge alignment, and leaves open the possibility to widen to four lanes in the future if necessary. A third center turn-lane on the bridge is not warranted as there are very few traffic generators within the project limits. The approaches to the new bridge will be realigned slightly to accommodate the new wider structure.

The total estimated cost for this project is $10,785,677 including $2,122,155 for preliminary engineering, $4,545 for right of way and $8,658,977 for construction.

Key Dates

Approved Plans Spring 2014
Right of Way  Fall 2014
Advertise for Construction   Fall 2016

Media and Public Events

Citizen Information Meeting
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
Strasburg Town Office
174 East King Street
Strasburg, VA 22657

Design Public Hearing
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m.
Strasburg Town Office
174 East King Street
Strasburg, VA 22657
Inclement Weather Date – Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4-6 p.m.

Benefits of Project

The project improves safety on Route 11 at Cedar Creek by replacing two bridges with a wider single two-lane structure and eliminating a curve which has been the site of several crashes.

During Construction

VDOT is maintaining two-way traffic throughout construction. Both directions of Route 11 will use the southbound bridge. Northbound traffic will follow the median crossovers on both ends of the work zone. This traffic pattern will remain in place for the duration of the bridge-construction project.

Traffic Alerts

Cedar Creek Bridge replacement between Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County and Route 840 (Water Plant Road) in Warren County. Traffic restricted to one lane in each direction and a width restriction of 10 feet 6 inches. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion fall 2018.

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 website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone.  Click here to go to 511:  Virginia 511 Web

Project Numbers

State Project: 0011-085-721,P101, R201, C501, B604
Federal Project: BR-085-8(044), BR-085-8(045), BR-085-8(046)
UPC: 90172

Project Location (latitude, longitude): 39.006667, -78.316667

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