VDOT solicits offers for construction of Tarrara Creek Bridge

Published 12:53 pm Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Virginia Department of Transportation is accepting estimates to build a replacement for the Route 35 bridge over Tarrara Creek in Boykins.

According to VDOT’s plan, as posted on its website, the proposed bridge will be constructed on the alignment of the original bridge, but will be raised to satisfy requirements for water clearances under the bridge.

The bridge will carry two 11-foot lanes, 3-foot shoulders and 6-foot sidewalks with curbs to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians.

The guardrails will also be improved on either side of Route 35 approaching the bridge.

The current average daily traffic on Route 35 is 1,500 vehicles. This figure is projected to rise to 2,000 vehicles by 2038.

VDOT hopes to find a contractor by December of this year, and will notify residents before construction begins.

Temporary traffic signals will be used to maintain traffic flow during construction.

The existing structurally deficient bridge was built in 1946.

To visit the website, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/route_35_bridge_replacement_over_tarrara_creek.asp.