VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


April 26, 2018

Starting this spring, crews will strengthen key support elements at five locations, including Route 17 at Deep Run in Stafford County and Downing Bridge in Tappahannock

FREDERICKSBURG ˗˗ The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has started a bridge repair project in the Fredericksburg District that will 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. 

Crews began work in April 2018 and will continue work through February 2020. 

Repairs are scheduled at the following bridge locations: 

Caroline County

Route 207 over Polecat Creek 

Essex County/Richmond County: Downing Bridge

Route 360 over Rappahannock River 

Gloucester County

Route 641 over Sarah Creek 

King William County

Route 360 over Moncuin Creek 

Stafford County

Route 17 northbound and southbound over Deep Run near the Fauquier County line

Drivers can expect temporary, single lane closures at each location. All bridges will remain open to traffic. Most work will occur during daytime hours on weekdays.

The first bridge to be repaired is Route 360 over Moncuin Creek in King William.

As work is completed at each site, VDOT will notify drivers of the next bridge work zone location. Travelers will be notified of lane closures in advance by message boards placed near the bridge approaches. Crews will make every effort to limit disruptions and keep motorists informed of upcoming closures. 

For more information about specific locations, visit the project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org.


Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.



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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