Route 205 (Ridge Road) Bridge Rehabilitation
Project at a Glance
November 2, 2012
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
Seven mile detour around the project site
Bryant Contracting, Inc.
Scott Shropshire, Area Construction Engineer
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
Route 205 will open to traffic at the Tides Mill Stream bridge on Friday, March 15, 2013.
The bridge is expected to open to traffic around midday.
Click Here to read the news release.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning a major rehabilitation of the Route 205 (Ridge Road) bridge in Westmoreland County.
The project will rehabilitate the bridge's superstructure, as well as make minor repairs to the concrete substructure of the bridge.
The project will be advertised for construction in summer 2012. Then, construction will take place from late 2012 until early 2013.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic from November 2012 through February 2013.
A detour route around the bridge is planned. VDOT will install signs along the detour route to clearly mark the way for motorists.
Traffic will be detoured onto Route 631 (Longfield Road) for approximately 7 miles.
The project is estimated to cost $3.7 million.
A public hearing on the project was held on June 27, 2011 and a public comment period was held in June-July 2011.
Detour to be Lifted on Friday, March 8
Route 205 (Ridge Road) in Westmoreland County will open to traffic at the newly rehabilitated Tides Mill Stream bridge on Friday, March 8, 2013.
The bridge has been closed to traffic since November 2, 2012. Traffic has been following a detour route on Route 631 (Longfield Road).
Click Here to read a news release on the re-opening.
WEATHER DELAYS PROJECT - DETOUR TO REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 15
This week's winter storm has delayed the paving phase of the project. The bridge will remain closed until Friday, March 15.
Click here to view the latest press release.