Bridge Maintenance Projects
Project at a Glance
Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock
Under Construction By State Forces
Route 626 (Whorton Hollow Road), Rappahannock County
The Route 626 (Whorton Hollow Road) bridge over the Thornton River in Rappahannock County will be closed for about six weeks for rehabilitation.
The timber deck bridge, located near Route 622 (Rock Mills Road), will be closed to through traffic beginning Aug. 6. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to reopen to all legal-weight vehicles on Sept. 13.
During this project, crews will close Route 622 at the intersection of Route 626 for two days to allow removal of the existing structure and installation of the new concrete beams. Route 622 will be closed on August 14 from 7 a.m. to noon to allow crews to remove the existing structure.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure.
Under Construction By Contract Crews
Interstate 66, Fauquier County
Bridge repairs on eight structures near mile markers 16,19, 20 and 23 in both directions. Expect nighttime lane closures on I-66 over Route 725 (Tuckers Lane) near mile marker 16. Lane closures and other traffic impacts for the upcoming week are posted on Friday afternoons on VDOT's traffic alerts page. Estimated completion Nov. 28, 2018.
Route 631 (Haneytown Road), Greene County
Contract crews are replacing the bridge over Haneytown Creek on Route 631 (Haneytown Road) in Greene County. The bridge washed out during the torrential rain in late May.
The bridge, located about 0.4-mile west of Route 810 (Dyke Road), had been scheduled for replacement in 2023 but VDOT bridge engineers accelerated the project when the bridge washed out.
Construction is anticipated to be complete by mid-February 2019. The new bridge will be constructed with a concrete deck and will be open to all legal weight vehicles.
The road will remain closed until the bridge is completed. Motorists should continue using alternate routes.
Route 717 (Secretarys Sand Road), Albemarle County
VDOT will close the Route 717 (Secretarys Sand Road) bridge over the South Fork of the Hardware River in Albemarle County for replacement of its superstructure.
The bridge, located about 0.5-mile from Route 708 (Red Hill Road) will be closed to through traffic beginning Aug. 6. The bridge is expected to reopen to all legal weight vehicles on Dec. 14.
Under a $665,202.70 construction contract, Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Crossroads Bridge, Inc. of Rural Retreat will replace the existing truss with a new truss.
Drivers north of the bridge should use Route 708 to Route 20 (Scottsville Road) to Route 712 (Plank Road) to get around the closure. Motorists south of the closure should reverse the detour.
The bridge was built in 1932 and carries about 70 vehicles daily.
The following small bridge and structure rehabilitation projects are planned through December 2018. Projects will be scheduled according to priority as weather and resources allow. Estimated construction months are subject to change.
|Albemarle||Route 674 (Clark Road) over Branch Moormans River||October-November|
|Albemarle||Route 707 (Blair Park Road) over Lickinghole Creek||September-October|
|Fauquier||Route 672 (Blackwell Road) over Cedar Run||October-November|
|Louisa||Route 657 (Apple Grove Road) over Cub Creek||September-November|
For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.