VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 6, 2018
DOWNING BRIDGE REPAIR WORK EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SATURDAY EVENINGS
Route 360 over the Rappahannock River at Tappahannock will now be reduced to a single lane overnight 7 days a week through Friday, Dec. 21
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Route 360 over the Rappahannock River in the Tappahannock area will be reduced to a single lane overnight seven days a week through Friday, Dec. 21, to allow crews to continue a scheduled repair to bridge beam ends.
Overnight work on the Downing Bridge has been extended to also occur on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8.
Travelers can expect lane closures on Downing Bridge between Richmond County and the Town of Tappahannock between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly, weather permitting.
Automated flagging devices are directing one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone, controlled by members of a flagging crew.
Message boards are posted at both bridge approaches to alert travelers to this work zone.
This work is part of a districtwide project to improve the condition of six bridges at multiple locations by 2020, removing their structurally deficient status. Scheduling these repairs to bridge beam ends will extend the life of each structure and ensure they remain unposted to carry vehicle traffic of all legal weights.
The $2.1 million project is being funded with State of Good Repair funds, which are targeted at improving or replacing structurally deficient bridges across Virginia.
Structurally deficient does not mean a bridge is unsafe for travel, but it is an indicator that a bridge needs maintenance or repair work to improve its condition.
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
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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