Main Street Bridge Closed, Businesses OPEN!
The replacement of the Main Street Bridge on the Altavista/Hurt line will begin on December 31st, 2018. The historic bridge carries traffic over the Staunton River and Norfolk Southern Railroad between the towns of Altavista and Hurt. Built in 1929, the bridge served these communities with two-way traffic and a walking path for many years, however the path was closed several years ago due to the condition of the structure. The new two-lane structure will be built on the same site and will include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The existing bridge will be closed during construction and traffic will be detoured around the site. Construction is expected to be complete by May 2021.
Though we are under construction, please remember to support our local Main Street businesses. Altavista may be under construction, but we are making ourselves a better community to live, work and play!