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Sept. 22, 2014
RT. 659 IN RAPPAHANNOCK CLOSES OCT. 6 FOR BRIDGE WORK
Closure will extend up to 16 days; motorists will be detoured
CULPEPER — Beginning Oct. 6, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 659 (Resettlement Road) in Rappahannock County for a bridge project.
During the closure, which is planned through Oct. 22, a VDOT bridge crew will replace the superstructure of the Route 659 bridge spanning the Jordan River, located near Flint Hill. The existing timber-deck bridge is posted with a 19-ton weight limit and is considered structurally deficient. In its place VDOT will install a concrete bridge capable of carrying all legal loads.
A detour will be in place to direct motorists from Route 659 to Route 606 (Fodderstack Road) to Route 628 (Dearing Road) and back to Route 659.
According to a 2013 traffic count, 280 vehicles use Route 659 daily.
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 website, http://www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.
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