VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 5:15 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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July 29, 2021
NEW ROUTE 14 BRIDGE OVER POROPOTANK CREEK OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Project at the Gloucester County and King and Queen County line is delivered on time, and allows vehicles of all weights to cross the bridge
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Construction was completed today on a new bridge on Route 14 (Buena Vista Road/Adner Road) at the Gloucester County and King and Queen County line, and the road was reopened to through traffic this afternoon.
Virginia’s State of Good Repair program funded the estimated $3.4 million bridge replacement project. Vehicles of all legal weights are permitted to travel over it.
Through traffic on Route 14 was detoured for approximately six months during construction. The new two-lane bridge crosses Poropotank Creek, and is located on Route 14 approximately one mile west of the intersection with Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway).
The new bridge provides 4-foot road shoulders, and new pavement and guardrail was added on the bridge approaches.
The previous bridge over Poropotank Creek was built in 1938 and was structurally deficient. It was posted with a vehicle weight limit of 27 tons for single-unit vehicles and 40 tons for tractor-trailers.
Around 4,900 vehicles a day travel on Route 14 in the project area.
The project contractor was Bryant Contracting, Inc.
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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