Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


July 2, 2014

Detour will be in place while barriers, equipment are staged for bridge replacement project

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 205 will be closed to traffic at Mattox Creek bridge in Westmoreland County on July 15-18 so barriers, equipment, and temporary traffic signals can be staged for a bridge replacement project.


The bridge will close at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. The bridge will re-open no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 18.


Message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure. Detour signs will be posted to guide motorists to Route 3 and Route 301 during the closure.


When the bridge re-opens on July 18, a new traffic pattern will be in place. Traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane. Temporary traffic signals will be active on each approach to the bridge. These signals will control traffic crossing the bridge, and will be in place through July 2016, when the bridge replacement project is complete.


Construction began in June on an estimated $8.1 million project to replace a structurally deficient bridge over Mattox Creek.

The replacement bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes, with two 10-foot shoulders.

For more information on the project, visit


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