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Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) Bridge Replacement at Mattox Creek

Westmoreland County

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
July 2014

Est Completion Date
July 2016

Construction (Project advertised to bidders for construction in Dec. 2013)

Estimated $8.1 million

Abernathy Construction Corp.



Wayne Mullins, VDOT Construction Manager
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Details

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is replacing the Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) bridge over Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County. 

The existing bridge is structurally deficient, and consists of two 11-foot travel lanes and shoulders of varying widths. The replacement bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes, with two 10-foot shoulders. 

The bridge will be replaced in phases.Temporary traffic signals will be installed at each end of the bridge, and traffic will take turns crossing the bridge in a single travel lane. Motorists may experience minor travel delays due to one-way traffic on the bridge. 

A public hearing on the project, and public comment period, was held in July 2011. 

Traffic Impacts

July 2015

Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) will be closed to all traffic on July 13-17, 2015 at the Mattox Creek bridge in Westmoreland County.

Message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the upcoming road closure.

Detour signs will be posted to guide motorists to the Route 3 and Route 301 alternate route during the closure.

Construction began in June 2014 to replace a structurally deficient bridge over Mattox Creek. Work is finished on the first half of the new bridge. Construction is scheduled to be complete in July 2016.

The bridge is closing July 13-17, 2015 so workers can shift equipment and materials from the finished half of the new bridge to opposite side. New lane markings will be painted to guide traffic through the work zone.

When the bridge re-opens, traffic will travel on the newly constructed portion of the bridge.

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