This project will replace the existing aging northbound bridge on Route 134 (Hampton Highway/Magruder Boulevard) over Brick Kiln Creek, located at the border of York County and the city of Hampton. The construction limits on Route 134 will span approximately 0.50 mile, between Tabb Smith Trail and the Route 172 (Commander Shepard Boulevard) intersection.
Originally constructed in 1930, the northbound bridge will be updated to meet current design standards with new bridge approaches and wider shoulders added. The new bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes with a 10-foot right shoulder and a 6-foot left shoulder.
Also included in the project scope, crews will be relocating and drilling a 20-inch water main line under Brick Kiln Creek.
Maintenance on the southbound bridge was completed separately from this project.
Starting the week of Oct. 14, a long-term right lane closure is scheduled to begin southbound within the project limits on Route 134. During these initial closures, crews will be placing temporary pavement on the outside of the existing lanes to widen and accommodate a traffic shift during the long-term northbound bridge closure, estimated to close as early as spring 2020.
Once the temporary northbound bridge closure begins for demolition and reconstruction, northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted to a single lane in each direction on the southbound bridge. A long-term closure will also be in place on North/Old Armistead Avenue at the Magruder Boulevard intersection during this traffic shift; however, access will be maintained for local businesses and residences.
Motorists will be advised of any additional lane closures or traffic shifts that may occur during the project. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.
This project will replace the aging northbound bridge with a new bridge built up to current standards.
Right of way acquisitions completed in July 2018.
Relocation of utilities was completed in April 2019.
The $4.49 million construction contract was awarded to Allan Myers, Va Inc. on August 23, 2019.
Construction is estimated to begin October 2019 and end as early as spring 2021.