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Nov. 20, 2014

Detour in place for motorists during bridge replacement project

CULPEPER — Beginning Monday, Dec. 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 723 (Ashville Road) in Fauquier County for a bridge project.

A VDOT bridge crew will replace the Route 723 bridge over a branch of Goose Creek, which is located just south of Interstate 66. The existing timber-deck bridge is posted with a five-ton weight limit. In its place VDOT will install a concrete bridge that will carry all legal loads. The project is expected to finish by Dec. 18.

Route 723 will be closed to all traffic while the bridge is replaced. A detour will direct motorists to Route 732 (Ramey Road) to Route 731 (also Ashville Road) and back to Route 723.

Approximately 520 vehicles use Route 723 daily.

For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit VDOT’s website,


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