Bridge Maintenance Projects
Project at a Glance
Route 606 (Dickerson Road) over North Fork Rivanna River, Albemarle Co.
On April 20, VDOT will begin work to repair components of the Route 606 steel-truss bridge that spans the North Fork Rivanna River. The bridge is located one mile west of the intersection of Route 29 (Seminole Trail) and 1.3 miles north of Route 850 (Chris Greene Lake Road).
The work is expected to take just over three months, ending Aug. 1, and requires a complete closure.
The bridge was built in 1924 and carries approximately 170 vehicles per day, according to a 2013 traffic count. The repair work will maintain the bridge’s current three-ton posted weight limit.
Motorists will be detoured south on Route 29 to Route 1571 (Lewis and Clark Drive), then right on Quail Run, which carries motorists back to Route 606. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained during the closure.
Route 615 (Turkey Ridge Road) over Blackwater Creek, Rappahannock Co.
From April 20 to May 8, a VDOT bridge crew will work on the Blackwater Creek bridge located near Castleton, approximately two miles north of the intersection of Route 650 (Obannons Mill Road). The current steel-beam, timber-deck bridge, built in 1947, is posted with an 18-ton weight limit. In its place VDOT will install a concrete bridge that can carry all legal loads.
Approximately 20 vehicles travel Route 615 per day. During the three-week closure, motorists should use an alternate route.