Bridge Maintenance Projects
|Rt. 647 (McMullen Mill Road), Greene Co.; Rt. 626 (Tiger Valley Rd.), Rappahannock 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 must close the road for a 24-hour period overnight on Monday, Aug. 4. The road will close at 9 p.m. and is scheduled to reopen the following evening at 9 p.m. During this time the crew will remove the old bridge and replace it with a new concrete span.
Since there will be no vehicular access past the bridge during the closure, 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 626 (Tiger Valley Road), Rappahannock Co.
On August 7 the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 626 (Tiger Valley Road) in Rappahannock County for a bridge replacement project. The bridge is located 0.3 east of Route 211 (Lee Highway) and spans the Rush River.
Route 626 will be closed for six weeks (through Sept. 18), during which motorists will be detoured using Route 211 south to Route 622 (Rock Mills Road) to Route 621 (Hunters Road) and back to Route 626. Access will be maintained to properties on both sides of the bridge.
In preparation for the closure VDOT crews will be making minor roadway improvements along the detour route, including trimming trees.
Approximately 600 vehicles use Route 626 daily.