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Jan. 27, 2016
WEATHER DELAYS WORK TO RT. 663 BRIDGE IN LOUISA
Road will remain closed two more weeks for bridge replacement; detour in place
CULPEPER —The anticipated reopening of Route 663 (Owens Creek Road) in Louisa County has been delayed two weeks due to the shifting of agency resources to snow removal operations during the recent winter storm.
The road will remain closed between Route 611 (Dongola Road) and 0.8 mile south of Route 610 (Holly Grove Drive) while crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation replace the bridge over Owens Creek. The revised anticipated completion and road reopening date is Friday, Feb. 12, weather permitting.
During the closure, northbound traffic will be detoured on Route 611 south to Route 250 (Broad Street Road) to Route 522 (Cross Country Road), which carries motorists back to Route 663. Southbound traffic will reverse the detour.
The existing structurally-deficient, timber-deck bridge is posted with a 12-ton weight limit, which prohibits use by some large vehicles. The upcoming work involves replacing the bridge, built in 1950, with a structure that can carry all legal-weight vehicles.
Message boards will be in place to notify motorists of the closure.
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