Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
June 7, 2017
GREGORY ROAD IN CAROLINE COUNTY WILL CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Gregory Rd. will be closed to through traffic for approximately six weeks starting June 14
FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will soon begin work to replace a structurally deficient bridge over Reedy Creek on Route 662 (Gregory Road) in Caroline County.
VDOT will close Gregory Road just west of Route 301 (Richmond Turnpike) to through traffic at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14. The bridge is located between Route 653 (Burruss Lane) and Route 602 (Concord Road) in the Ruther Glen area of the county.
A detour will be in place for approximately six weeks while construction is underway.
Signs will be posted along the recommended detour, which is approximately six miles:
- Route 301 (Richmond Turnpike)
- Route 653 (Burruss Lane)
- Route 602 (Concord Road)
Crews will replace the existing steel beams, deck and guardrail with a 40-foot long concrete slab bridge on new concrete abutments. The length of the two-lane bridge will almost be doubled following this project. New bridge delineators will also be installed. Bridge delineators are small traffic signs to provide night reflection and help guide traffic along the new bridge.
Built in 1958, the existing bridge is a 19-foot long and 24-feet wide structure. The current weight limit posting is 13 tons for single-axle vehicles and 20 tons for tractor trailers. Following final inspection of the bridge, the current weight limit posting is expected to be removed.
Message boards will be posted this week to alert drivers to the upcoming bridge work and detour.
Gregory Road carries an average of 70 vehicles a day, according to a 2016 VDOT traffic count.
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