New bridge opens on Route 11 in Shenandoah County

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STAUNTON – Traffic on Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) in Shenandoah County is scheduled to begin using the new bridge over the North Fork Shenandoah River today. The newly constructed bridge is located between Route 720 and the Mount Jackson southern town limits. 

A traffic lane-shift will allow Route 11 traffic to transition to the new bridge. Contractors for the VDOT Virginia Department of Transportation have been working since early 2022 to replace the older Truss bridge and was scheduled to complete construction this august.

The new Route 11 bridge is about 38 feet wide, which is 14 feet wider than the old structure. The additional width will accommodate two 11-foot travel lanes, an 11-foot shoulder on the west side of the bridge, and a five-foot shoulder on the east side.

After Route 11 motorists begin using the new bridge, contractors will begin removing the old bridge and will finalize the project.

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Route 11 Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update

The scheduled beginning for the replacement of the Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) bridge over the North Fork

Shenandoah River is February 21,2022. The two-lane truss bridge was built in 1933 and has reached the end

of its service life. It is located about a half-mile north of Route 720 (Wissler Road) near the town of Mt. Jackson.

In late February and March 2022, Route 11 motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagger traffic control

as needed during daylight hours.  The new structure will be built to the east of the existing one. It will be

approximately 245 long and 38 feet wide, which is 14 feet wider than the existing bridge.

All work is weather permitting.

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