Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
CULP 2015-066

April 9, 2015

VDOT crews will repair pipe under roadway; motorists will be detoured

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close a section of Route 719 (Mountain Run Lake Road) in Culpeper County at 8 a.m. Monday, April 20 for a drainage pipe rehabilitation project.

The closure will occur at the main entrance to Mountain Run Lake Park and will extend through Monday, April 27, weather permitting. This work was originally scheduled for April 6-13, but due to rain in next week’s forecast and water levels at the nearby Mountain Run Lake, the work has been postponed. Portable message boards will be updated to reflect the new dates for the scheduled work and detour.

During the closure, drivers on Route 719 northbound will be detoured right onto Route 641 (Gibson Mill Road), left onto Route 522 (Sperryville Pike), and then left onto Route 633 (Norman Road), which carries traffic back to Route 719. Southbound motorists will reverse the detour.

Access to all residences will be maintained. Visitors to Mountain Run Lake Park should use Route 633 to reach the secondary park entrance located north of the work area. To support the project, the town of Culpeper will lower the lake’s water level, which will temporarily affect boating access. Lake levels will return to normal after the work is completed.

Message boards are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closure.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.


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