VDOT Announces Bridge Replacement Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation is getting ready to begin a project that will mean the total rehabilitation of the westbound Route 3/14 Burke Mill Stream bridge that was built back in 1948. The total cost of the job is expected to come in at just under $6 Million. The work will mean the replacement of the existing superstructure. When all the dust settles, the bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes and a three-foot-wide shoulder next to each travel lane. Workers will replace the bridge beams, the bridge deck, bridge rails, and travel surface. The work is expected to get underway in the spring, and then it will take about a year to get the whole thing done. The bridge currently carries about 11,500 vehicles a day. During the work, detours will be in place.