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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
June 27, 2016
RT. 622 BRIDGE OVER COVINGTON RIVER CLOSED JULY 5-28
VDOT crew will replace the Rappahannock Co. bridge; motorists detoured
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 622 (Rock Mills Road) bridge over the Covington River in Rappahannock County for approximately three weeks for rehabilitation work.
The structurally-deficient bridge, located about 1.5 miles east of Route 211/522 (Lee Highway) and 0.5 mile west of Route 621 (Hunters Road), will be closed beginning July 5. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen to traffic July 28.
A posted detour will direct westbound motorists north on Route 621, then left on Route 626 (Tiger Valley Road), and then left on Route 211/522 south, which carries traffic back to Route 622. Eastbound motorists will reverse the detour. During the closure, access to all driveway entrances will be maintained for local traffic.
A VDOT crew will replace the 1976 bridge’s existing timber deck with a concrete slab. The work also involves repairs to the bridge’s abutments and the surrounding embankments.
Message boards will be in place to notify the public of the closure and any weather-related schedule adjustments.
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