Route 602 (Burkes Pond Road) Bridge Replacement
Project at a Glance
The Virginia Department of Transportation is replacing the existing two-lane bridge on Route 602 (Burkes Pond Road) over Burke's Mill Stream with a new bridge.
On September 4, 2014, VDOT closed the Route 602 bridge to traffic after an annual inspection found additional deterioration among the bridge’s steel beams.
The bridge was already scheduled to be closed in January 2015 for the $1.3 million replacement project. However, VDOT determined the bridge had to be closed sooner for motorist safety.
Construction started in December 2015 to replace the bridge. The road and the new bridge will re-open by October 15, 2015.
Motorists should follow posted signs along the detour route: Route 198, Route 3/14, Route 3 (Windsor Road) and Route 198 (Buckley Hall Road).
The detour route is approximately 6.5 miles. Motorists should anticipate an additional travel time of 9 minutes.
The bridge carries an average of 1,000 vehicles a day, according to VDOT traffic data.
The new bridge will have the same number of travel lanes, and will have a very slight width increase due to adding shoulders. The length would increase from 55 feet to 60 feet.
The intent is to have no impact to the dam at the bridge.