VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Jan. 19, 2021
RT. 647 BRIDGE PROJECT STARTS JAN. 29
South Anna River bridge to be closed to traffic until Sept. 22, 2021
CULPEPER — In late-January, VDOT will close the Route 647 (Harts Mill Road) bridge over the South Anna River in Louisa County for replacement of the superstructure.
The 89-year-old truss bridge, which is considered structurally deficient and has a posted weight limit of 4-tons, will be closed to traffic on Jan. 29.
Under a $698,925 construction contract, VDOT contractor Fairfield-Echols, LLC of Fishersville will replace the truss in kind. The new bridge will be open to all legal-weight vehicles.
During construction, motorists will be detoured via Route 640 (East Old Mountain Road) and Route 522 (Cross County Road).
The bridge will reopen to traffic by Sept. 22.
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, http://www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.
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