Hearing on Flint Hill bridge project

The proposed rehabilitation of a bridge on U.S. 522 (over Wilson Branch) near Flint Hill is the subject of an upcoming public hearing from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at the library.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) proposes to replace the superstructure, including the deck and railings, of the existing concrete bridge, which was built in 1923. The bridge’s abutments will be rehabilitated and reused in the project. The restored bridge will widened to 28 feet, an improvement over the current 24-foot width.

Currently, construction will take place in phases to maintain a single 12-foot travel lane, with temporary signals controlling two-way traffic through the work zone. Work is scheduled to begin in fall 2016 and take between eight and 12 months to complete.

Approximately 4,100 vehicles use this segment of U.S. 522 daily, according to a 2012 traffic count. More information can be found online at virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/wilsonbranch.asp.

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