VDOT News - Fredericksburg


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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Oct. 8, 2018

Project restored 250 ft. of damaged slope near the road and rebuilt travel lanes after heavy flooding closed the road in June 2018

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Bells Hill Road in Stafford County reopened to traffic today between Virginia Belle Drive and Belle Vine Lane.

Bells Hill Road closed to through traffic on June 4 after heavy rain caused a 250 ft. section of slope to fail. The failure also damaged a portion of the travel lanes.

Due to the steep terrain, a contractor used a soil nail launcher to create a retaining wall. The soil nail launcher drilled holes beneath the road and inserted steel rods into the ground. The rods were covered with a mesh wire net and anchored with bolts. The entire surface was then covered with a concrete material. VDOT and contractor crews then rebuilt the road’s travel surface.


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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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