Bridge Maintenance Projects
Project at a Glance
Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock
Route 623 (Perkins Road) over Venable Creek, Fluvanna County
UPDATE: Due to recent heavy rainfall, the Route 623 (Perkins Road) bridge over Venable Creek in Fluvanna will be closed to traffic for about a month longer than expected.
The bridge was closed Nov. 13 and was expected to reopen Feb. 23. The bridge will open to traffic in mid-March.
Crews have worked since mid-November 2017 to replace replace the bridge's superstructure.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
The Venable Creek bridge carries just over 70 vehicles daily.
Route 603 (Plunkett Road) over the Lynch River, Albemarle County
VDOT has begun working to replace the Route 603 (Plunkett Road) bridge over the Lynch River in Albemarle County. It was closed to traffic Nov. 27 after a routine inspection revealed additional deterioration of the bridge’s structural members.
The bridge had been scheduled for rehabilitation in spring 2018 but VDOT bridge engineers accelerated the project due to the emergency closure.
The bridge is being replaced in kind. The existing one-lane timber deck, steel truss bridge was built in 1917 and carries about 340 vehicles daily.
While the new truss is being fabricated, crews will remove the existing bridge and rehabilitate the substructure. The new truss will then be set in place, followed by finishing work, with an anticipated completion in April 2018.
Interstate 66, Fauquier County
Bridge repairs on eight structures near mile markers 16,19, 20 and 23 in both directions. Crews are currently working underneath the bridges. As work progresses, nighttime lane closures are expected. Lane closures and other traffic impacts for the upcoming week are posted on Friday afternoons on VDOT's traffic alerts page. Estimated completion Nov. 28, 2018.
The following small bridge and structure rehabilitation projects are planned through August 2018. Projects will be scheduled according to priority as weather and resources allow. Estimated construction months are subject to change.
|Fauquier||Route 643 (Eustace Road) bridge over Licking Run||April|
|Orange||Route 630 (Matthews Mill Road) bridge over Pamunkey Creek||April|
|Rappahannock||Route 626 (Wharton Hollow Road) bridge over the Thornton River||March|
|Rappahannock||Route 681 (Rolling Road) culvert at Branch of Hazel River||August|
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.