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Route 629 (Deep Creek Road), Fluvanna County

Replacement of Bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
March 6, 2019

Est Completion Date
Oct. 4, 2019

Under Construction

$1.07 million construction contract; $2.46 million total estimate

Lengths and Limits
0.2 mile east of Route 631 (Dogwood Drive)

Crossroads Bridge, Inc. of Rural Retreat



Lou Hatter
Howard Tomlinson

Project Status

Crossroads Bridge, Inc. of Rural Retreat is replacing the Route 629 (Deep Creek Road) bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch.

The road is closed to traffic with a posted detour. Route 629 is expected to reopen on or before Oct. 4, 2019. 

Project Overview Video

Project Details

This project will replace the Route 629 (Deep Creek Road) bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch.

The existing timber deck, steel girder bridge, which was built in 1969 and is considered structurally deficient, has a posted 3-ton weight restriction.

VDOT proposes replacing the superstructure and riding surface of the bridge as well as the abutments and piers underneath the bridge.

During construction, VDOT will close Route 629 to through traffic at the bridge site and post a detour.

The Middle Fork Kent Branch bridge carries approximately 137 vehicles per day.

Once construction is complete in October 2019, the bridge will be open to all legal-weight vehicles.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: Dec. 13, 2017
Public comment period ends: Dec. 23, 2017
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Spring 2018
Construction begins: March 6, 2019
Construction completion: Oct. 4, 2019

Project schedule is subject to change

Project Cost

Total Cost: $2,457,000

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $700,000
Right of Way Acquisition, Relocation Assistance and Utility Relocation: $200,000
Construction: $1,557,000

Project cost is subject to change

Resources and Information

Public hearing materials: December 13, 2017

Share Your Input On Replacement of Route 629 Bridge
News release, November 28, 2017

Route 629 Bridge Replacement Begins March 6
News release, February 26, 2019

UPC 104848

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