Bridge Maintenance Projects
Project at a Glance
Route 707 (Nethers Road) over unnamed stream, Madison Co.
On Tuesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., VDOT will close Route 707 (Nethers Road) just south of Route 749 (Moon Road) for a crew to perform work to a bridge over an unnamed stream.
After an inspection in late 2014, the bridge was posted with a 12-ton weigh limit, which prohibits use by school buses, fire trucks and other large vehicles. The upcoming work involves reinforcing the existing bridge with a narrower temporary structure that can carry all legal-weight vehicles. This structure will remain until the existing bridge can be replaced.
Because Route 707 is a dead-end road, access to the Old Rag Mountain trailhead and residences beyond the bridge will be restricted during the closure. Message boards are in place to alert motorists.
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.