Under Construction: Page County - Route 211 Westbound Bridge over South Fork of the Shenandoah River
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During construction, both directions of Route 211 are using the eastbound span.
Crossover lanes will allow westbound Route 211 drivers to cross the median and use the eastbound bridge. A barrier will separate eastbound and westbound traffic, which will be restricted to a single lane in each direction. The work zone speed limit will be 45 miles an hour.
The public boat ramp under the current westbound bridge has been relocated. A new access road off eastbound Route 211 leads motorists to a temporary boat ramp near the eastbound bridge. Boaters will only be able to travel upstream, away from the work zone.
Updated traffic alerts will be found here and 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
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Advertisement for Willingness to Hold Public Hearing
Comment deadline: January 25, 2016
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 4-6 p.m.
VDOT Luray Area Headquarters
551 Mechanic Street
Luray, VA 22835
This project will replace the Route 211 westbound bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County. The original westbound bridge was built in 1947. This 0.6-mile long project will also improve the Route 211 approaches to the new bridge.
The new westbound bridge and its approaches will have two travel lanes 12 feet wide, a left shoulder 6 feet wide, and a right shoulder 10 feet wide. The proposed project will shorten the new bridge by approximately 200 feet to match the embankment length of the existing eastbound bridge. The new bridge will be 625-feet long and will be built in the same location as the current bridge.
The access road under the current bridge near the east abutment has been relocated to provide access to a temporary boat ramp during construction.
The average daily traffic volume at this location was 7,911 vehicles per day in 2012. In the year 2042 traffic is projected to be 10,351 vehicles per day.
The total estimated cost for this project is $16,891,931, including $1,067,854 for preliminary engineering, $323,916 for right of way, and $15,500,161 million for construction.
This project improves safety on Route 211 by replacing a deteriorating bridge structure with a new bridge that is able to support modern traffic both in volume and vehicle weights.