Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
April 24, 2012
SPERRYVILLE BRIDGE CLOSURE BEGINS APRIL 30
Message boards in place to notify motorists of detour routes
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) bridge in Sperryville beginning April 30.
The bridge is expected to be closed for three months while its superstructure is removed, the abutments are rehabilitated and a new superstructure constructed. The new bridge will be similar in appearance to the current structure, with a steel truss superstructure and a concrete bridge deck widened to 28 feet to meet current design standards. The pavement on the approaches to the bridge will also be widened to match the bridge deck.
Route 522 will be closed from its intersection with Route 1002 (Water Street) to Route 211 (Lee Highway). During the closure, cars and small trucks will be detoured around the bridge on Route 1001 (Main Street) through Sperryville. Message boards are in place to detour large trucks and other commercial vehicles onto alternate routes that avoid Sperryville.
Construction began March 26 and is being performed by Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc., of Charlottesville. Their contract has a fixed completion date of Aug. 27.
The bridge project page on VDOT’s web site will provide updated information throughout the work: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/route_522_bridge,_sperryville.asp. Real-time road conditions are also available by calling 511 or visiting 511Virginia.org.
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