Under Construction: Shenandoah County - Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) Bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
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Traffic alerts ►
Route 11 traffic began using the new bridge over the North Fork Shenandoah River in late July 2023. A traffic lane-shift allows Route 11 traffic to transition to the new bridge.
Following the traffic shift, contractors began removing the old bridge and finalizing the project. Drivers should be alert for shoulder closures and occasional flagger traffic control. The work-zone speed limit is 45 miles an hour.
Updated traffic alerts are also available 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.
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Design Public Hearing
Thursday, August 1, 2019
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Triplett Business and Tech School
6375 Main Street
Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
This project replaces the existing truss bridge on Route 11 over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, located in the Town of Mount Jackson. This area is in Shenandoah County. The bridge is located approximately a half-mile north of Route 720 (Wissler Road).
The existing truss bridge was built in 1933 and has reached the end of its service life. The entire bridge structure is approximately 228-feet long, of which 150 feet contains the truss. The bridge deck contains 24 feet of clear width.
The new bridge will be built east of the current truss bridge. The new structure will be a 245-foot single span bridge with a deck containing approximately 40 feet of clear width.
Design plan approval is scheduled for summer 2019 with right of way activities beginning in fall 2019. Construction advertisement is scheduled for fall 2021. Traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge throughout construction.
During the design phase of this project, the total estimated cost was $6,672,631, including $1,097,437 for preliminary engineering, $433,917 for right of way and $5,141,277 million for construction.
In 2014 Route 11 had an average daily traffic count of 5035 vehicles per day. By the design year of 2038 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 6000 vehicles per day.
This project enhances safety on Route 11 by replacing a deteriorating truss bridge structure with a new two-lane bridge that is able to support modern traffic both in volume and vehicle weights. If not replaced, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and would eventually have to be closed to vehicular traffic.
Project plan approval Summer 2019
Right of Way Fall 2019
Construction advertisement Fall 2021