Under Construction: Route 311 Bridge Replacement Over Meadow Creek - Craig County

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This $1.9 million project will replace the Route 311 Bridge over Meadow Creek in Craig County. The bridge is located approximately 0.6 mile from the intersection of Route 311 and Route 42 in New Castle. 

Work to replace the bridge will begin in February 2022 with traffic across the bridge reduced to one lane on the southbound side starting in March. A speed limit reduction of 35 mph will be in place along with a width restriction of 9 feet. Two-way traffic is expected to be switched from the southbound side onto the new northbound side of the bridge in late summer.

The two-lane bridge will be replaced one side at a time and a temporary signal will be installed to control traffic. The signal will allow two-way traffic to alternate using the southbound side of the bridge while the northbound side is demolished and replaced first. Once the northbound side is complete, expected late summer, two-way traffic will be switched onto the new northbound side of the bridge while the old southbound side is demolished and replaced.

DETOUR: In addition, Route 646 (Allen Street) will be closed at the intersection with Route 311. Route 311 traffic needing to access Allen Street will turn on to Route 665 (Kanawha Street) and driving around the Craig County Fairgrounds to Route 650 (Marshall Drive) on to Holcomb Avenue to reach Allen Street.

The new structure should be completed with the signal and detour removed in mid-December 2022 with incidental work and seeding to take place in early 2023. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2023. A.R. Coffey and Sons from Buchanan is the contractor. 


This project will replace the bridge on Route 311 over Meadow Creek.


Contact Info:

Mallory McGowan
(434) 987-4931

Josh Lawrence

Lat/Long: 37.493828, -80.106614

Locality: Craig

Page last modified: Feb. 7, 2022