Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Feb. 2, 2012
TRUCK RESTRICTION POSTED ON RT. 620 IN CULPEPER
Through trucks banned; bridge project nears completion with opening of new span
CULPEPER — Through trucks are prohibited on Route 620 (Edwards Shop Road) in Culpeper County. The restriction was requested by Culpeper County and became effective Jan. 23 when the signs were installed. Commercial vehicles making local deliveries are still allowed to use the road.
Traffic on Route 620 was recently switched to the new bridge over Mountain Run. Work has been under way since late 2010 to replace the substandard one-lane posted bridge that was built in 1915. The new bridge is a 150-foot-long, two-lane steel and concrete structure. It was built on a new alignment.
With traffic moved to the new bridge demolition of the old bridge is the final phase of the work and is scheduled to be finished in June. The $2.4 million project is being done by Allegheny Construction Co. Inc., of Roanoke.
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