LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Oct. 25, 2011
SECONDARY ROADS OPEN IN WESTMORELAND AFTER STORM
Repairs are complete on two secondary roads that closed following Tropical Storm Lee
FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has opened Lampkin Road (Route 697) and Winter Harbour Road (Route 639) in Westmoreland County to vehicle traffic after both roads were closed for repairs in early September following damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee.
Lampkin Road is now open between Horners Mill Road (Route 625) and a dead end. VDOT maintenance work crews replaced a section of roadway and repaired several 60 inch metal pipes that were washed away by flooding.
Winter Harbour Road has opened between Route 3 and Twiford Road. The roadway was rebuilt by VDOT maintenance work crews, and new sections of pipes were added. Headwalls were repaired to channel incoming water through the pipes.
Tropical Storm Lee caused an estimated $3.2 million in damages to roadways in the 14-county Fredericksburg District, with an estimated $2.1 million of the damage occurring in Westmoreland County.
Repair work continues in the following locations to replace structures and missing sections of roadway on secondary roads:
- Sparta Road (Route 630) is closed where water washed away three metal pipes and a portion of the roadway. VDOT has entered into an emergency contract to repair the road. This road is anticipated to open to traffic in December.
- Passing Road (Route 625, at the King & Queen County line) is closed where a private dam and embankment, and VDOT’s overlying roadway, were washed out. Before roadway repairs can be made, private property owners must repair the dam structure. This road will be closed until further notice.
King George County
- Wilmont Road (Route 627) is closed between Greenlaw Way (Route 626) and a dead end at the Rappahannock River due to a slope failure on private property that impacts the road. VDOT is working to determine appropriate repairs and materials based on site conditions and the proximity of the slope failure to the river. This road will be closed for approximately 90 days.
- Oak Row Road (Route 638) is closed between Snyder Road (Route 622) and Mozingo Road (Route 639). Storm waters washed away a portion of the roadway and undermined metal storm pipes. Demolition is underway to restore pipes that had washed away, and VDOT maintenance crews will also add a new roadway surface. This road is anticipated to re-open by Oct. 31.
- Oakland Road (Route 612) is closed between Cedar Grove Road (Route 602) and Quinton Oak Lane (Route 603). Storm waters washed away a portion of the roadway at a box culvert. This road is anticipated to re-open by Oct. 31.
- Windsor Drive (Route 1385) is closed between Cathedral Road and Abbey Lane where a 96 inch corrugated metal pipe and a section of roadway on Windsor Drive washed away. A concrete box culvert was fabricated to fit the dimensions and specifications of the location. The contractor has begun work, the stream bed has been stabilized with stone, and the embankments have been re-graded and stabilized. This road is anticipated to open to traffic again in December.
- Rappahannock Road (Route 637). A box culvert and section of roadway was washed out, and will require construction of a new structure. This project is in the design phase, and is anticipated to be closed for several months.
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