VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 4:30 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
June 6, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: FLOODING RESPONSE SHIFTS TO ROAD REPAIRS
Nearly all roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula have re-opened following weekend flooding; Focus shifts to repairing roads, pipes damaged in storm
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Fredericksburg District continue to assess and repair state-maintained roads closed by heavy rainfall this weekend, and several roads will require significant repair.
While several dozen roads were closed at the height of flooding, there are currently nine closed roads in the Fredericksburg District.
Crews are working to repair pipe, shoulder or road damage on numerous roads across the district. In several cases, contractors will provide additional assistance, materials and heavy equipment to rebuild damaged roads.
In Stafford County, Route 631 (Bells Hills Road) is closed to through traffic between Virginia Belle Drive and Belle Vine Lane for a slope failure that has damaged the road’s travel lanes. A contractor has been secured to fix the slope and restore the travel surface. A re-opening date is not yet available. Once the contractor has reviewed the site and the work required, VDOT will announce a schedule for re-opening the road.
In Caroline County, Route 624 (Tignor Road) is closed for a pipe failure, and is anticipated to open early next week.
Westmoreland County has four secondary roads closed for flooding, including Route 601 (Kings Mill Road), two locations on Route 616 (Tavern Run Road) and Route 626 (Beales Mill Road). Route 621 (Mt. Holly Road) remains closed from an earlier flooding event, and a contractor will begin work next week to repair the road.
Damaged pipes on Beales Mill Road and at one of the locations on Tavern Run Road will require repairs by a contractor. VDOT is still developing a schedule for re-opening these roads.
VDOT crews are working to repair damaged shoulders on Kings Mill Road and at one of the locations on Tavern Run Road.
Several secondary roads remain closed for repairs in Essex and Middlesex counties.
In Essex, Route 635 (Rose Mount Road) and Route 640 (Clarkes Store Road) remain closed, and are expected to be closed for several weeks. VDOT crews are working to procure materials to repair pipe damage on these roads.
Route 695 (Mount Zion Road) in Middlesex County remains closed from an earlier flooding event. A contractor will begin repair work next week.
Before starting a trip, motorists can check 511Virginia to see a real-time list of closed roads.
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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