LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Sept. 29, 2011
SECONDARY ROUTES CLOSED FOR STORM DAMAGE
Detour signs will be installed to guide motorists around roads and structures in the Northern Neck and Fredericksburg area that remain closed for repairs
FREDERICKSBURG—Hundreds of road signs are being manufactured and posted along detour routes in Caroline, King George, Richmond, Spotsylvania and Westmoreland counties where roadways and structures damaged by Tropical Storm Lee are undergoing repair.
Roads in the 14-county Fredericksburg District sustained an estimated $3.2 million in damage from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee.
Although most roadways have re-opened to traffic, several secondary routes sustained severe damage from the storm. These roads require substantial repair or reconstruction. Each of these roads is listed below by locality, with an estimated date for re-opening.
As repair work is completed, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will announce the opening dates for these roadways and structures.
Motorists can also find real-time information about construction work zones on VDOT’s 24-hour travel information website, www.511Virginia.org. 511Virginia is also available by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.
- Sparta Road (Route 630)
Sparta Road is closed where water washed away several metal pipes and a portion of the roadway. VDOT has entered into an emergency contract to repair the road. This road is anticipated to re-open by Dec. 31.
- Passing Road (Route 625, near the King & Queen County Line)
Passing Road is closed where a dam and embankment on private property washed out, and water flowed over the roadway. Before 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)
Wilmont Road is closed between Greenlaw Way (Route 626) and a dead end at the Rappahannock River due to a slope failure on private property that has impacted the road. VDOT is working to determine appropriate repairs 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)
Oak Row Road 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. Materials have been ordered for the repair, which is expected to be completed within 30 days. This road is anticipated to re-open by Oct. 31.
- Oakland Road (Route 612)
Oakland Road 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. Materials have been ordered for the repair, which is expected to be completed within 30 days.
- Windsor Drive (Route 1385)
Windsor Drive is closed between Cathedral Road and Abbey Lane. A replacement box culvert has been ordered, and will be fabricated to fit the dimensions and specifications of the location. Materials are expected to arrive in early October, allowing construction to begin. In the interim, the stream bed has been stabilized with stone, and the embankments have been re-graded and stabilized. This road is anticipated to re-open by Dec. 1.
- Lampkin Road (Route 697)
Lampkin Road is closed between Horners Mill Road (Route 625) and a dead end. Storm waters washed away a portion of the roadway and several metal pipes. Crews are working on the repair, which is anticipated to be complete within 15 days.
- Rappahannock Road (Route 637)
A box culvert and section of roadway was washed out, and will require construction of a new structure. This project must be designed and reconstructed. Rappahannock Road will be closed for approximately 6 months.
- Winter Harbour Road (Route 639)
Winter Harbour Road is closed from Route 3 to Twiford Road. Storm waters washed away a portion of the roadway and several metal pipes. Crews are working on the repair, which is anticipated to be complete within 15 days.
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