Recently Completed: Rockingham County – Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) Pleasant Run Bridge and Roadway
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Route 682 fully reopened to traffic in January 2023. The project was officially completed in April 2023.
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Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4-6 p.m.
Turner Ashby High School
800 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
This project replaces the Route 682 bridge over Pleasant Run in Rockingham County. The current structure built in 1945 is deficient and is nearing the end of its service life. To the east of the bridge is a railroad crossing. The terrain contains curves and hills.
This project is about 0.4-mile long and extends from 0.2-mile west of Route 867 to 0.2-mile east of Route 867.
The alignment of the new bridge will be shifted slightly to the south, but will occupy the same general footprint of the existing bridge. The new bridge will be will be 40 feet wide and approximately 50 feet long, with two 12-foot travel lanes and eight-foot shoulders. The roadway will be leveled out at the railroad crossing. Curves on Route 682 will also be improved. The intersections with Route 867 and Route 989 will be improved
During the bridge replacement work, traffic will be detoured on a three-mile detour utilizing Route 867 (North River Road) to Route 11 (Lee Highway), and Route 257 (Friedens Church Road).
In 2014 Route 682 had an average daily traffic count of 3043 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2040 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 3500 vehicles per day.
Durign the early design phase of this project, the total cost was estimated $6,433,484, including $949,000 for preliminary engineering, $851,788 for right of way and $4,632,696 for construction.
*Portions of this project were selected for funding under SMART SCALE, the new prioritization process as outlined in House Bill Two. Click here for more information on the prioritization process.
Construction and Detour Information:
A road closure and a three-mile long detour was put into place in on March 15, 2022 and will remain until January 2023. The speed limit on the detour will be 25 miles per hour.
Traffic on the eastern side of the bridge wishing to access the western side should take Route 682 to Route 867 (North River Road) to Route 11 (Lee Highway). Turn right onto Route 11. Proceed on Route 11 to Route 257 (Friedens Church Road). Turn right onto Route 257 and proceed to where Route 257 turns into Route 682.
Traffic on the western side of the bridge wishing to access the eastern side should head west on Route 682. Proceed on Route 682 to where it turns into Route 257 and continue to the Route 11 intersection. Turn left onto Route 11 and proceed to Route 867. Turn left onto Route 867 and continue to Route 682.
Truck drivers should note a tight turn area at the Route 682 intersection with Route 867 and be alert for curves on Route 867. Signs will be placed at both ends of the curves to warn motorists. The Shenandoah Valley Railroad crossing on Route 867 will have stop and proceed signs and pavement markings leading up to the crossing.
In the Town of Mount Crawford, the intersection of Route 11 and Route 867 will have temporary traffic signals. Motorists on Route 11 and Route 867 east and Route 867 west (Old Bridgewater Road) in Mount Crawford should be alert for stopped traffic at the signals. The speed limit on Route 11 in the area of the temporary signals will be 25 miles per hour. Signs will be posted showing the speed limit. The intersection of Mill Street south at Old Bridgewater Road will be closed during the work zone detour period. The temporary signals may not be fully installed or activated by the detour implementation date, but the traveling public should be alert for implementation of this traffic pattern change.
This project provides a two-lane new bridge that enhances safety and that can support the weight of modern vehicles. It replaces an aging bridge which has reached the end of its service life.