VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


July 31, 2018

Crews on scene to set up detour, assess damage and plans for repair

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 605 (Indian Road) in Gloucester County is closed between Fary’s Mill Road and Mohican Drive after the recent heavy rain caused pipes underneath the road to fail.

Crews are on the scene to set up a detour around the washout, assess the damage and develop plans for repair. 

A re-opening date is not yet available with the road requiring significant repairs. 

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will work to replace or repair the pipes and the damaged roadway. 

Signs will soon be posted along the recommended detour, which is approximately 11 miles: 

  • Route 603 (Figg Shop Road)
  • Route 198 (Dutton Road)
  • Route 678 (Harcum Road)
  • Route 605 (Indian Road) 

Commercial vehicles are encouraged to detour to the nearby primary routes, including Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) and Route 14 (John Clayton Memorial Highway). 

According to a recent traffic count, approximately 1,000 vehicles a day travel Indian Road. 


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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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