VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
April 26, 2018
PROJECT TO REPAIR SIX STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT BRIDGES IS UNDERWAY
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:
Route 207 over Polecat Creek
Essex County/Richmond County: Downing Bridge
Route 360 over Rappahannock River
Route 641 over Sarah Creek
King William County
Route 360 over Moncuin Creek
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.
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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