Bridge Maintenance Projects
Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock
Under Construction by State Forces
Route 643 (Eustace Road), Fauquier County
VDOT will rehabilitate the Route 643 (Eustace Road) bridge over Licking Run in Fauquier County.
Since March 11, crews have been working near the existing bridge to install a temporary road.
Beginning April 23, weather permitting, traffic will switch to the temporary road for about three months while the existing bridge is rehabilitated.
Drivers should use caution approaching the work zone and be alert for VDOT crews working near the roadway.
Route 695 (Hamilton Road), Louisa County
VDOT will replace the superstructure of the Route 695 (Hamilton Road) bridge over Hudson Creek in Louisa County.
The project will be completed in three phases:
- April 8-11: Route 695 will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flagging.
- April 15-18: Route 695 will be closed to through traffic at the bridge. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. The bridge will reopen to all legal weight vehicles on the afternoon of April 18.
- The final phase will be a one day closure of Route 695 at the bridge site to allow crews to perform finishing tasks. Route 695 will be closed to through traffic on April 24.
Under Construction by Contract Crews
Route 211/522 (Lee Highway), Rappahannock County
Rappahannock County motorists traveling on Route 211/522 (Lee Highway) will soon notice a new traffic pattern on the bridge over the North Fork Thornton River. The bridge project is nearly complete almost a month ahead of schedule.
On April 17, the contractor will open the westbound right lane on the Route 211/522 bridge and close the temporary diversion. Westbound drivers have used the eastbound left lane while the westbound bridge was rehabilitated.
The westbound left lane will remain closed while the median crossover and temporary diversion is removed. All lanes are anticipated to be open by the end of the month.
Drivers are advised to use caution in both directions near the bridge while crews finish removing the crossover and diversion.
Since September 2018, Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Fairfield-Echols, LLC has worked under a $1,641,123 construction contract to rehabilitate the westbound Route 211/522 bridge.
Route 629 (Deep Creek Road), Fluvanna County
Under a $1,068,967 construction contract, Virginia Department of Transportation contractor Crossroads Bridge, Inc. of Rural Retreat will soon begin construction to replace the 48-year-old Route 629 (Deep Creek Road) bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch. The road will be closed to traffic beginning March 6 and will reopen to traffic by Oct. 4, 2019.
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.