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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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CULP 2010-080

July 13, 2010



BRIDGE ON ROUTE 621 IN MADISON WILL REOPEN JULY 21
Paving will be delayed; detours to remain in place until complete

CULPEPER — Route 621 (Jacks Shop Road) in Madison County will be closed until July 21 due to a delay in paving the replacement bridge across a tributary of the Rapidan River. The bridge was closed June 21 for replacement of the old bridge. It was scheduled to reopen to traffic on 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 is replacing the wooden deck and superstructure of the bridge, which spans a tributary of the Rapidan River. 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 right onto Route 662 (Shelby Road), go approximately two miles and turn right onto Route 231. They will then follow Route 231 to Rochelle, turning right 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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