Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Aug. 4, 2014
BRIDGE CONSTUCTION CONTINUES AT ROUTE 620 (SPOTSWOOD FURNACE ROAD)
Road will be closed from River Road to U.S. Ford Road through early September
FREDERICKSBURG – Work to replace two bridges on Route 620 (Spotswood Furnace Road) in Spotsylvania County remains underway at Laroque Run and Pipe Dam Run.
A section of unpaved road between the two bridges will stay closed to traffic through early September.
A Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) bridge crew is installing new bridges over both water crossings.
VDOT closed Spotswood Furnace Road from River Road to U.S. Ford Road on May 12. The project was scheduled to be completed by July 1, but the re-opening date has been delayed until early September.
Several factors have lengthened the project schedule, including heavy rain and equipment damage. An emergency bridge repair in King and Queen County in June diverted VDOT’s bridge crew for three weeks.
An annual inspection of the bridges in 2012 revealed structural deterioration. At that time, VDOT briefly closed the road to traffic while it installed temporary bridges to keep the road open to traffic. VDOT has removed the temporary structures, and is now building permanent replacements.
Approximately 450 vehicles cross both bridges daily.
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