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End of the road for 114 bridge

It’s been seven years since the westbound Route 114 bridge was damaged and Pulaski County Board of Supervisors asked that it be repaired as an emergency action.
Since that time, the eastbound bridge has been carrying both directions of traffic. However, it appears construction on a westbound replacement bridge is in the near future.
VDOT Resident Engineer David Clarke says the westbound replacement bridge is still on schedule for advertisement in the spring of 2010. That means the project could be underway by late 2010.
Clarke would not speculate at Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting on how long the project would take to complete. At an earlier meeting, he estimated construction to start in September 2010 and completion to be sometime in 2012. However, those estimates were made prior to major cuts in funding and staff at the highway department.
Clarke has estimated the final cost of the bridge to be about $15.75 million, including replacement of a nearby bridge in Montgomery County.

At the earlier meeting, Clarke noted that there is always the possibility the project could be delayed if a major emergency should occur and funds would have to be drawn out of the account.

End of the road for 114 bridge

It’s been seven years since the westbound Route 114 bridge was damaged and Pulaski County Board of Supervisors asked that it be repaired as an emergency action.
Since that time, the eastbound bridge has been carrying both directions of traffic. However, it appears construction on a westbound replacement bridge is in the near future.
VDOT Resident Engineer David Clarke says the westbound replacement bridge is still on schedule for advertisement in the spring of 2010. That means the project could be underway by late 2010.
Clarke would not speculate at Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting on how long the project would take to complete. At an earlier meeting, he estimated construction to start in September 2010 and completion to be sometime in 2012. However, those estimates were made prior to major cuts in funding and staff at the highway department.
Clarke has estimated the final cost of the bridge to be about $15.75 million, including replacement of a nearby bridge in Montgomery County.

At the earlier meeting, Clarke noted that there is always the possibility the project could be delayed if a major emergency should occur and funds would have to be drawn out of the account.