Route 677 Realignment, Old Buckingham Road Bridge

Client

VDOT

Location

Chesterfield County, VA

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Construction of a new 150’, two-span bridge with extensive approach work
  • Substructure work consisted of two abutments and a center pier supported on H-pile footings
  • Superstructure work consisted of AASHTO girders with Kansas corral bridge rail, sleeper pads, and approach slabs formed and poured on both ends of the bridge
  • Installation of new storm drain system
  • Included sewer and water line relocations
  • Riprap installed to protect both stream banks underneath bridge
  • Falling Creek was relocated slightly east of its original location and lined with bed sills and willow live stakes
  • New roadway, sidewalk, curb and gutter, striping, and various sections of guardrail were placed prior to opening the new portion of Old Buckingham Road to the public
  • The old bridge and existing abutments removed prior to final completion
  • Landscaping consisting of various trees and grasses native to the area planted during designated planting seasons
  • Completed ahead of schedule and under budget
  • No recordable or lost time injuries

Awards Received

  • One of only three nominees for VDOT’s 2006 Construction Quality Award
  • Cited by VDOT for environmental excellence