VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Jan. 8, 2016

Construction crews will move crane across road for bridge rehabilitation project

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 198 (Dutton Road) in Gloucester County will be closed to all traffic overnight on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the bridge over Harper’s Creek.

Dutton Road traffic will be detoured from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 until 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Construction crews will close the road to move a crane into position. The crane is needed to continue a project to rehabilitate a structurally deficient bridge at Harper’s Creek, which was built in 1941.

Detour Route

Motorists will be directed to follow a posted detour route:

• Route 601 (Pampa Road)
• Route 17
• Route 606 (Farys Mill Road)
• Route 678 (Harcum Road)

Electronic message boards will be placed on Route 17 and Route 198 to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure and detour route.

On the evening of the detour, vehicles traveling to Route 198 from Route 17 southbound will be advised by message board to remain on Route 17 until reaching Route 606 (Farys Mill Road).

Project Background

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractor are replacing the bridge’s superstructure, which will include installation of a new bridge deck, guardrail and improvements to bridge approaches.

The project’s estimated completion date is May 2016.

The project contractor is Bryant Contracting, Inc., of Toano, Va.


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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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