Farmville, Third Street over Buffalo Creek




Town of Farmville, Virginia

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Design/construction of a new bridge located on Route 460/15 (Third Street), which is 8′ wider and 34′ longer than the existing, structurally deficient, four-lane, seven-span concrete bridge over Buffalo Creek
  • Design concept lengthened the structure in an environmentally-sensitive manner to improve its hydraulic capacity, while minimizing required approach roadwork by maintaining the existing vertical alignment
  • Although project required one lane of traffic be maintained via temporary signalization, Corman implemented a design that maintained two lanes for efficient vehicular flow
  • New structure is a low maintenance four lane, 270′ long, 59′ wide three-span integral structure with weathering steel girders
  • Project was constructed primarily in two phases to maintain traffic with a third phase to install a pedestrian sidewalk
  • Corman developed a quality control/quality assurance plan with JMT and strategically supervised its implementation to accommodate the Minimum Quality Control and Quality Assurance Requirements for Design-Build and Public-Private Transportation Act Projects
  • Project had no lost-time accidents and was completed on time and under budget

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