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Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) Bridge Replacement at Mattox Creek

Westmoreland County

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
July 2014

Est Completion Date
July 2016

Estimated $8.1 million

Abernathy Construction Corp.



Bill Collins, VDOT Construction Manager
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Details

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will replace the Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) bridge over Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County. 

The existing bridge is structurally deficient, and consists of two 11-foot travel lanes and shoulders of varying widths. The replacement bridge will have two 12-foot travel lanes, with two 10-foot shoulders. 

The bridge will be replaced in phases.Temporary traffic signals will be installed at each end of the bridge, and traffic will take turns crossing the bridge in a single travel lane. Motorists may experience minor travel delays due to one-way traffic on the bridge. 

A public hearing on the project, and public comment period, was held in July 2011. 

Pardon Our Dust: Public Meeting

The public is invited to attend a “Pardon Our Dust” meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, to learn more about upcoming construction to replace the Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) bridge at Mattox Creek. 

“Pardon Our Dust” Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
5-7 p.m.
Colonial Beach Town Center
22 Washington Avenue
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to meet the construction team, learn about traffic impacts, view construction plans, and ask questions.

Information materials from the meeting will be posted to this project page on Wednesday, June 18. 

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