Bridge Maintenance Projects
|Rt. 622 (Rock Mills Rd.) over Covington River, Rappahannock Co.|
Project at a Glance
VDOT will close the Route 622 (Rock Mills Road) bridge over the Covington River in Rappahannock County July 5 to Sept. 2 for rehabilitation work. (The original reopen date was July 28, but was pushed back due to worse-than-anticipated conditions found on one bridge abutment, requiring it to be replaced.)
The structurally-deficient bridge is located about 1.5 miles east of Route 211/522 (Lee Highway) and 0.5 mile west of Route 621 (Hunters Road).
A posted detour will direct westbound motorists north on Route 621, then left on Route 626 (Tiger Valley Road), and then left on Route 211/522 south, which carries traffic back to Route 622. Eastbound motorists will reverse the detour. During the closure, access to all driveway entrances will be maintained for local traffic.
A VDOT crew will replace the 1976 bridge’s existing timber deck with a concrete slab. The work also involves repairs to the bridge’s abutments and the surrounding embankments.
Message boards will be in place to notify the public of the closure and any weather-related schedule adjustments.
For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.