VDOT News - Culpeper
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Feb. 24, 2017
RT. 629 BRIDGE WILL CLOSE FOR REHABILITATION MARCH 6
Motorists advised to use alternate routes during three-week closure
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 629 (Deep Creek Road) bridge over Phils Creek in Fluvanna County for approximately three weeks for rehabilitation.
The bridge, located 0.9 mile from Route 608 (Rising Sun Road), will be closed beginning March 6. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen to traffic March 24. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure.
The existing Phils Creek bridge, which was built in 1953, has a posted weight restriction of 12 tons. Once construction is complete, the timber-deck bridge with steel beams will be rated for all legal loads.
The bridge carries approximately 140 vehicles daily, according to a 2015 traffic count.
Message boards are in place to notify the public of the closure.
For more information about VDOT’s bridge and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.
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