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Rt. 659 (Resettlement Road), Rappahannock Co.

Project at a Glance


Glenn McAninch
(540) 829-7638

Route 659 (Resettlement Road), Rappahannock County

Beginning Oct. 6, a VDOT bridge crew will replace the superstructure of the Route 659 bridge spanning the Jordan River, located near Flint Hill. 

The completion date for this project was originally Oct. 22, but due to several days of heavy rain, has been extended to Oct. 27.

The existing timber-deck bridge is posted with a 19-ton weight limit and is considered structurally deficient. In its place VDOT will install a concrete bridge capable of carrying all legal loads.

A detour will be in place to direct motorists from Route 659 to Route 606 (Fodderstack Road) to Route 628 (Dearing Road) and back to Route 659.

According to a 2013 traffic count, 280 vehicles use Route 659 daily.

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Page last modified: Oct. 20, 2014