VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Sept. 22, 2020
ROUTE 608 (LOCUST HILL ROAD) CLOSES NEXT WEEK IN KING WILLIAM COUNTY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Starting Monday, Sept. 28, traffic will be detoured through early 2021
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close Route 608 (Locust Hill Road) over Dorrell Creek in King William County next week to replace two large pipes.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, VDOT will close Locust Hill Road between Route 609 (Smokey Road) and Route 628 (Dorrell Road).
A detour will be in place while construction is underway.
Signs will be posted along the recommended detour route, which is approximately six miles:
- Route 609 (Smokey Road)
- Route 600 (W. River Road)
- Route 628 (Dorrell Road)
Click here to view an online map.
VDOT will replace two deteriorated 40-foot corrugated metal pipes installed in 1974 with two new 32-foot concrete pipes. The new structure will also have new concrete head walls supported by piles.
Weather permitting, construction is estimated to be complete in 18 weeks and the road reopen in early 2021.
Around 100 vehicles a day travel Locust Hill Road, according to a 2019 VDOT traffic count.
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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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