VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Sept. 19, 2016
ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) DETOUR BEGINS MONDAY, OCT. 3
Traffic will be detoured for several weeks at the Caroline and King and Queen county line as construction begins to replace bridge at Beverly Creek
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 721 (Newtown Road) will be closed to traffic at the Caroline County and King and Queen county line for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 3.
Construction is starting on a $2.7 million project to replace a structurally deficient bridge over Beverly Creek.
A detour will be in place to shift over a temporary single lane bridge that was installed in March 2015 so construction can begin on the permanent replacement bridge. The temporary bridge will re-open after the detour. Temporary traffic signals will remain activated on each bridge approach, and eastbound and westbound traffic will continue taking turns crossing the structure.
The new bridge will follow the original alignment of the road once completed. The temporary bridge will be removed at the end of the project.
Message boards are posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure and detour. Motorists should follow posted signs along the detour route:
• Route 644 (Bagby Road)
• Route 627 (Mattaponi Trail/Roundabout Route Road)
Approximately 440 vehicles cross the bridge a day, according to a VDOT traffic count.
Construction is scheduled to be completed on the replacement bridge in July 2017.
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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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