Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Dec. 4, 2015
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE ON ROUTE 606 (STONEWALL JACKSON ROAD) BRIDGE IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Detour route was lifted this evening, and road is now open to through traffic
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) in Caroline County is now open to through traffic.
Construction crews finished work this evening to rehabilitate the bridge superstructure at the Poni River.
The bridge was closed to traffic on Feb. 27, 2015, after a routine annual inspection found severe deterioration in the bridge beams.
Construction to rehabilitate the bridge was scheduled for 2016, but the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advanced the design and advertisement of the project by six months to re-open the road.
The project demolished the bridge’s existing superstructure and installed new concrete slabs to support a new bridge deck. Other improvements include new bridge parapets, the placement of stone rip-rap on the surrounding slope, and new pavement and guardrail on the bridge approaches. The project also repaired both concrete bridge abutments and both concrete piers.
The project contractor was Burleigh Construction Co., Inc. of Concord, Va.
Approximately 1,900 vehicles a day cross the bridge, according to a VDOT traffic count.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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