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CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE - UPDATED: Aug. 9

Will Merritt 540-829-7370
William.Merritt@vdot.virginia.gov

Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Lou.Hatter@vdot.virginia.gov

CULP 2018-060

July 25, 2018



THORNTON RIVER BRIDGE REHABILITATION BEGINS AUG. 6
Whorton Hollow Road will be closed near Rock Mills Road through Sept. 13

UPDATE [August 9]: Route 622 (Rock Mills Road) in Rappahannock County will be briefly closed Aug. 14 as work continues on the Route 626 (Whorton Hollow Road) bridge over the Thornton River.

Route 622 will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to noon while crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation use heavy equipment to remove the existing structure on Route 626.

UPDATE [August 6]: Route 626 (Whorton Hollow Road) in Rappahannock County closed to traffic early Monday morning. The road will remain closed through Sept. 13 while crews rehabilitate the bridge over the Thornton River. 

The closure of Route 622 (Rock Mills Road), originally scheduled for Aug. 8, has been postponed due to weather. The new closure date will be announced soon. 

[Original News Release]:

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 626 (Whorton Hollow Road) bridge over the Thornton River in Rappahannock County for rehabilitation.

The timber deck bridge, located near Route 622 (Rock Mills Road), will be closed to through traffic for about six weeks beginning Aug. 6. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to reopen to all legal-weight vehicles on Sept. 13.

During this project, crews will close Route 622 at the intersection of Route 626 for two days to allow removal of the existing structure and installation of the new concrete beams. Weather permitting, Route 622 will be closed for up to six hours on Aug. 8 and Aug. 21. Route 622 will remain open during the remainder of the project.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

The Thornton River bridge carries about 390 vehicles 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 www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.

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