VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Dec. 3, 2019
ROUTE 620 (DUNBROOKE ROAD) IN ESSEX COUNTY WILL CLOSE IN TWO WEEKS FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Dunbrooke Rd. over Piscataway Creek will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, Dec. 16
FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will soon begin work to replace a structurally deficient bridge over Piscataway Creek on Route 620 (Dunbrooke Road) in Essex County.
VDOT will close Dunbrooke Road near the bridge at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16. The bridge is located between Route 642 (Purkins Road) and Route 622 (Latanes Mill Road).
A detour will be in place while construction is underway.
Signs will be posted along the recommended detour route, which is approximately nine miles:
- Route 622 (Latanes Mill Road)
- Route 621 (Midway Road)
- Route 360 (Richmond Tappahannock Highway)
Message boards will be posted next week to alert drivers to the upcoming bridge work and detour.
Built in 1962, the existing steel beam and timber deck structure currently has a weight restriction of 3 tons for all vehicle types.
Crews will replace the structure with a 40-foot-long concrete single slab bridge on new concrete abutments and wingwalls.
The $1.6 million project will almost double the length of the current crossing, provide a smoother travel surface and remove the current weight limit posting.
Weather permitting, construction is expected to be complete in late November 2020.
Dunbrooke Road carries an average of 630 vehicles a day, according to a 2018 VDOT traffic count.
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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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