Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge Replacement Over Magus Mill Pond
Hampton Roads Communications
About the Project
Update: The project is complete, and VDOT reopened the road seven days ahead of schedule. The Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge Replacement Project also came in under budget. Read the release here.
This project is located on Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge in Sussex County. The project is in a rural setting within Sussex County. The existing bridge is a single-span bridge built in 1932 and consists of a timber deck, steel beams, and timber abutments. It is 20-feet wide and accommodates one 9-foot wide lane in each direction.
The purpose of this project is to replace the existing Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge over Magus Mill Pond, which is structurally deficient and has a posted weight limit of ten tons. The proposed bridge will be a 40-feet long, 24-feet wide, prestressed concrete voided slab span bridge with concrete abutments. The proposed bridge will accommodate two 9-feet wide lanes and two 2-feet wide shoulders.
Construction is currently scheduled to begin in December 2017 and end in May 2018. During the estimated six months of construction, the roadway will be closed to traffic and a 6-mile temporary detour will be in place.
The project was completed May 23, 2018, and contract crews removed the detour.