VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Nov. 30, 2016
UPDATE: NEW START DATE FOR ROUTE 610 (DRAGONSVILLE ROAD) BRIDGE WORK IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY
Detour on Dragonsville Road will now begin on Tuesday, Dec. 27
FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has postponed the start date for a project that will improve the condition of a bridge over Timber Branch Swamp on Route 610 (Dragonsville Road) in King and Queen County.
The project will now begin on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Construction was originally scheduled to start next week.
A crew of VDOT employees specializing in bridge construction will complete this project. Inclement weather on a bridge project currently underway has delayed the start of their next bridge project on Dragonsville Road.
VDOT will close Dragonsville Road just west of Route 610 (Timber Branch Road) to through traffic at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27. The bridge is located near Route 614 (Devils 3 Jump Road) and Route 614 (Rock Springs Road) in the Dragonsville area of the county.
A detour will be in place for approximately four weeks while construction is underway.
Signs will be posted along the recommended detour route, which is approximately 20 miles:
- Route 614 (Devils 3 Jump Rd.)
- Route 14 (The Trail)
- Route 617 (Carlton’s Corner Rd.)
- Route 616 (Zion Church Rd.)
Message boards will be posted a week in advance to alert drivers to the upcoming bridge work and detour.
VDOT crews will replace the existing bridge’s steel beams and deck with new timber, steel and guardrail.
The existing bridge, constructed in 1969, is structurally deficient. It has a posted weight restriction of 11 tons for single-axle vehicles and 16 tons for tractor trailers. Following this project, the bridge’s weight posting is expected to be removed.
Dragonsville Road carries an average of 140 vehicles a day, according to a 2015 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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