VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 4, 2019
UPDATE ON EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL
Reconstruction and repair continues on seven roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. ⸺ The Virginia Department of Transportation continues long-term repair work to rebuild state-maintained roads that sustained severe damage during Tropical Storm Michael.
More than 100 state-maintained roads have reopened in VDOT’s Fredericksburg District following Tropical Storm Michael, but seven roads remain closed. These roads require major reconstruction or replacement of pipes and culverts before they can safely be reopened. Emergency procurement methods are being used to expedite repairs.
Estimated construction schedules for the remaining closed roads in Fredericksburg District are listed below:
King William County
- Route 662 (Sharon Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019. This is a new date from the previously estimated reopening date of Jan. 21, 2019. The original date was based on an initial damage assessment after the storm. Further inspection by VDOT structural engineers identified a broken drainage culvert at the site, which will require more complex and extensive repairs. Crews will reconstruct a slope near the road and repair the culvert.
- Route 201 (Courthouse Road): Anticipated to reopen in June 2019. This is a new date from the previously estimated reopening date of Feb. 28, 2019. Crews are replacing a damaged set of four 96-inch drainage pipes with a triple set of concrete box culverts, with each culvert measuring 12 feet by 10 feet. The replacement culverts are larger than originally estimated, which has resulted in a longer fabrication period. The culverts must be fabricated to these specific dimensions, which lengthens the repair schedule.
- Route 634 (Spring Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019. Crews are repairing the bridge and replacing a washed out section of road.
- Route 642 (Knights Run Road): Anticipated to reopen in late February 2019. Crews will be replacing two 60-inch drainage pipes with two 72-inch reinforced concrete drainage pipes, and installing pipe headwalls.
- Route 1350 (Hamlin Drive): Anticipated to reopen in April 2019. This is a new date from the previously estimated reopening date of Jan. 31, 2019. Crews are repairing a void underneath the travel surface and replacing a damaged 72-inch corrugated metal drainage pipe with a 6 foot by 6 foot concrete box culvert.
- Route 600 (Nomini Grove Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019. Crews are repairing a void underneath the road and replacing a washed out section of road.
- Route 612 (Antioch Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019. Crews are repairing a void underneath the road and replacing a washed out section of road.
Motorists are reminded to adhere to all road closed signs and barricades, and to follow the posted detour route. Roads have been closed for traveler safety.
Travelers can check 511Virginia for real-time road closure information, which will be updated as crews make progress.
Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
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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