VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Sept. 15, 2016
BRIDGE PROJECT COMPLETE ON ROUTE 722 (NELSON HILL ROAD) IN CAROLINE
Nelson Hill Road re-opened to traffic Thursday afternoon
FREDERICKSBURG – Construction was completed today on a bridge rehabilitation project on Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road) over the Mattaponi River in Caroline County.
Nelson Hill Road re-opened to traffic this afternoon. A detour had been in place since construction began in April 2016.
The project improved the bridge’s condition and removed a weight posting by replacing the bridge’s superstructure. A new concrete deck and steel beams were installed.
Prior to the project, the bridge was considered structurally deficient, and had a weight limit of 24 tons for single-unit trucks, and 34 tons for tractor-trailers.
An average of 1,800 vehicles a day cross the bridge, according to a VDOT traffic count.
The project contractor was Abernathy Construction Corp., of Glen Allen, Va. The project was completed on time and on budget.
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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