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CULP 2015-081

July 2, 2015

VDOT crew will replace timber-deck bridge over Rush River; use Rt. 211/522 as detour

CULPEPER — On July 13 the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 622 (Harris Hollow Road) in Rappahannock County to repair the aged bridge that spans the Rush River. The bridge is located about two miles west of Route 625 (Mt Marshall Road) in the Washington area.

A VDOT crew will replace the existing structurally deficient bridge, built in 1963. The work will involve removing the bridge’s existing superstructure, reinforcing the bridge abutments and installing new precast concrete slabs with asphalt overlay.

While the road is closed, eastbound motorists should use Route 622 to Main Street in the town of Washington to reach Route 211/522 (Lee Highway). Westbound motorists will use Route 622 to reach Route 211/522. Driveway access will be maintained during the closure.

Weather permitting, the work is expected to be complete and the road reopened to traffic on Thursday, July 23.

Approximately 230 vehicles use this portion of Route 622 daily, according to a 2013 count.

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