Monday, March 24, 2014 –
Bridge Repairs, Route 11 Business (N. Main Street) Over Route 11 Bypass.
The City awarded a contract to Crossroads Bridge, Inc., Marion VA to perform repairs to the Route 11 Business Bridge, North Main Street, over Route 11 Bypass. The work generally consists of repairs to the deck surface and substructure on the underside. Work will begin on 31 March and should be complete, weather permitting and no major unforeseen problems, by 25 July.
The bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, but only one lane in the northbound direction. Left turns, southbound, from Campbell Lane will be prohibited until repairs are complete. The contractor will repair one half the bridge deck and then move to the other half. Work on the substructure below will proceed concurrently with the deck repairs. Route 11 Bypass will remain open to traffic in both directions, but will be restricted at times to one lane. Flaggers or temporary automated traffic signals will be in place on Route 11 Bypass during construction to safely facilitate traffic flow. It is possible that there may be short duration periods of complete closure on either Route 11 Business or Bypass to accommodate select work activities. If a complete closure becomes necessary, notifications will be made via Rockbridge Alert and the Alert Bar on the city website. The contractor will post signage the week of 24 March 24, 2014 alerting motorists of the construction work area. Periodic updates on the city website and through other available media outlets will be provided during the 120-day construction period.
Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are advised to exercise extreme caution within or near the construction area. Your patience and cooperation is requested. These repairs are essential to preserve the life of this bridge for another 10 years when it is hoped that it will be reconstructed.