Bridge Maintenance Projects
|Rt. 647 (McMullen Mill Road), Greene Co.; Rt. 670 (Old Blue Ridge Turnpike), Madison Co.|
Project at a Glance
Route 647 (McMullen Mill Road), Greene Co.
VDOT is replacing the Route 647 (McMullen Mill Road) bridge in Greene County, and has two closures planned in the coming weeks:
- 9 p.m. Monday, July 28 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 for concrete sawing.
- 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 for removal and replacement of the bridge’s superstructure with a new concrete span.
Since there will be no vehicular access past the bridge during the closures, VDOT will provide a shuttle service for residents from the end of their driveways (or the nearest accessible location) to the bridge. Residents will cross the river using a temporary pedestrian bridge and be picked up by a second van, which will shuttle them to a satellite parking area at William Monroe High School. To arrange pickup, residents should call (276) 591-7567.
VDOT is also coordinating with first responders to ensure no disruptions to emergency services while the road is closed.
Additional short-term closures will be necessary for paving and for removing the footbridge, but no dates have been set at this time.
The Route 647 bridge is located 0.1 mile west of Route 637 (South River Road) in Stanardsville and spans the South River. According to a 2008 traffic count, 220 vehicles use Route 647 daily.
Route 670 (Old Blue Ridge Turnpike), Madison Co.
On July 28 the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 670 (Old Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Madison County for a bridge replacement project. The bridge is located approximately 0.3 mile west of Route 642 (Poor House Road) and spans an unnamed stream.
Route 670 will be closed until August 8. During the closure motorists will be detoured north on Route 231 (N. Blue Ridge Turnpike) to Route 643 (Etlan Road) and back to Route 670. See map. Access will be maintained to properties on both sides of the bridge.
Approximately 800 vehicles use Route 670 daily, according to a 2012 count.