Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
June 15, 2010
BRIDGE ON ROUTE 621 IN MADISON TO CLOSE JUNE 21
Superstructure replacement will take three weeks; detour established for through traffic
CULPEPER — Route 621 (Jacks Shop Road) in Madison County will be closed to through traffic beginning June 21 for the replacement of a bridge. The bridge is expected to be closed for three weeks and should reopen to traffic by July 9. Local traffic will be able to use Route 621 on both sides of the bridge and all private entrances will remain open during the project.
A contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation will replace the wooden deck and superstructure of the bridge, which spans a tributary of the Rapidan River. The current structure is deficient and the project will replace the deck, supporting beams and side railings with a structure that is designed to current standards. The new, 40-foot long bridge will be built of pre-stressed concrete with an asphalt surface and will be slightly wider than the current structure. The approach roadway on both sides of the bridge will also be widened to match the new structure.
Additional work on the project will be done before and after the complete bridge closure; during that work traffic may be limited to one lane through the work zone. Signs directing motorists around the bridge will be posted prior to the closure. From Route 29 north drivers should turn left onto Route 662 (Shelby Road), go 1.6 miles and turn left onto Route 621.
The superstructure replacement is being done by Virginia Infrastructure Inc., of Lexington, under a $177,453 contract with VDOT. The project is scheduled for completion on Aug. 13, 2010.
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