Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Dec. 3, 2015
NIGHT WORK DEC. 7-18 AT RT. 29/666 INTERCHANGE
Lanes closed for erection of bridge beams; residents should expect construction noise
CULPEPER — Installation of 30 concrete beams will begin Monday, Dec. 7 on the bridge that will carry Route 666 (Braggs Corner Road/Greens Corner Road) over Route 29 in Culpeper County. The work will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights through Dec. 18, as weather permits.
Beam-setting will begin on the eastern half of the bridge, requiring closure of the Route 29 northbound right lane and the Route 29 southbound left-turn lane onto Route 666. When the crew shifts to install beams on the bridge’s western half, the Route 29 southbound right lane and right-turn lane onto Route 666 will be closed.
For driver safety, traffic will be stopped for up to 15 minutes as cranes lift each of the 110-foot beams into place. Erection of four beams is expected per night.
Message boards are in place to notify the public of the upcoming closures.
Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Chemung Contracting Corp. of Mitchells will also work overnight Dec. 7-18 on earthwork to support the new ramp from Route 29 southbound to Route 666, and on drainage pipe installation at two locations on Route 1230 (Rogers Road). Residents are advised that construction noise will occur from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. Access to all driveways will be maintained.
The $28.63 million Route 29/666 project involves reconstructing the existing intersection as a grade-separated interchange for improved safety and mobility. Work began in May and will be completed in August 2017. More information is on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt._29-666_interchange.asp.
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