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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Lou.Hatter@vdot.virginia.gov
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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Stacy.Londrey@vdot.virginia.gov
cell 540-718-7609
CULP 2013-019

Feb. 20, 2013



RT. 649 (PROFFIT ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE FEB. 25-28
Debris removal necessary following recent flooding

CULPEPER — Next week the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 649 (Proffit Road) bridge over the Rivanna River to remove storm debris.

The bridge, located approximately 0.6 mile from Route 20 (Stony Point Road), will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Feb. 25-28. The schedule has been coordinated with Albemarle County Public Schools transportation routes.

VDOT crews will use a crane to remove debris that washed against the bridge during recent heavy rains. The presence of debris makes the structure vulnerable to flooding in the event of another storm.

Motorists should use an alternate route during the closure.

For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit VDOT’s web site, http://www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.

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