|IMMEDIATE - UPDATED Feb. 23, 2018
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Nov. 7, 2017
RT. 623 BRIDGE TO CLOSE NOV. 13 FOR REPLACEMENT
Use alternate routes during three-month closure
UPDATE: Due to recent heavy rainfall, the Route 623 (Perkins Road) bridge over Venable Creek in Fluvanna will be closed to traffic for about a month longer than expected. The bridge, located 0.4 mile east of Route 659 (Kent Store Way), was closed Nov. 13 and was expected to reopen Feb. 23. The bridge will open to traffic in mid-March.
CULPEPER — Starting Nov. 13, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 623 (Perkins Road) bridge over Venable Creek in Fluvanna County for replacement of its superstructure.
The bridge, which was built in 1951 and is located 0.4 mile east of Route 659 (Kent Store Way), will be closed for three months while crews replace the existing timber deck and steel beams with a concrete slab. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to reopen to all legal-weight vehicles on Feb. 23, 2018.
The Venable Creek bridge carries just over 70 vehicles daily.
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