Bridge Maintenance Projects
Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock
Under Construction By State Forces
Route 657 (Apple Grove Road), Louisa County
UPDATE: Due to several days of torrential rainfall during construction, the bridge project on Route 657 (Apple Grove Road) in Louisa County has been extended about three weeks. The road will remain closed through Dec. 14.
The Route 657 (Apple Grove Road) bridge over Cub Creek in Louisa County is closed to through traffic.
The bridge is located 0.4-mile east of Route 522 (Cross County Road). Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure. Access to all commercial and private entrances will be maintained.
The existing Cub Creek bridge, which was built in 1945 and carries about 250 vehicles daily, has a posted weight restriction of 12 tons. Once construction is complete, the bridge will be rated for all legal loads.
Route 672 (Blackwell Road), Fauquier County
Route 672 (Blackwell Road) will be closed to through traffic while crews rehabilitate the bridge over Cedar Run in Fauquier County.
The bridge, located near the Warrenton Reservoir and about 0.8-mile south of Route 605 (Airlie Road), will be closed beginning Oct. 9. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen to traffic Nov. 30.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure. Access to all commercial and private entrances will be maintained.
The existing Cedar Run bridge was built in 1966 and carries more than 1,400 vehicles daily.
Route 674 (Clark Road), Albemarle County
Route 674 (Clark Road) will be closed to through traffic while crews rehabilitate the bridge over a branch of the Moormans River in Albemarle County.
The existing bridge was built in 1932 is located about two miles from Route 810 (Browns Gap Turnpike) and 1.6 mile from Route 671 (Millington Road).
Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to reopen to all legal-weight vehicles on Nov. 16.
Crews will replace the timber deck bridge with concrete slabs.
Drivers are advised to use Route 810 to Route 614 (Garth Road) to Route 671 to navigate around 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.
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.