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Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) Bridge Replacement

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
April 2018

Est Completion Date
Summer 2019

Under Construction

$2.8 million

Hanover and Spotsylvania


Beau Hoyt, VDOT Area Construction Engineer
(540) 899-4288
Darragh Frye, VDOT Communications Coordinator
(540) 899-4119

Project Details

Construction is underway to build a replacement bridge on Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) over the North Anna River, which will restore connection between Hanover County and Spotsylvania County. 

The project replaces the current bridge over the North Anna River, which was closed for motorist safety in March 2015 after a routine bridge inspection found cracking in key support elements. 

The $2.8 million project is being funded with State of Good Repair funds, which are targeted at improving or replacing structurally deficient bridges across Virginia. 

The project schedule has been extended beyond the original completion date of December 20, 2018.

Weather permitting, the road is now expected to reopen in summer 2019. Once construction of the new bridge is closer to completion, a specific opening date will be announced.

The bridge deck width will be expanded from 13 feet to 21.8 feet wide. The structure has been engineered to withstand increased water pressure that occurs when water flows into river from the opening of the North Anna dam, which assists with cooling at the North Anna Power Station. 

The current detour route will remain in place until the new bridge opens.   

Approximately 580 vehicles a day crossed the bridge when it was open, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.

Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) Bridge Detour

Detour signs are posted to guide drivers along the detour route. 

Southbound motorists traveling from Spotsylvania County should use the following detour route:

• Route 738 (Partlow Road)
• Route 622 (Fairview Road)
• Route 601 (Arritt Road/Greenes Corner Road)
• Route 715 (Beaver Dam Road)

Northbound motorists traveling from Hanover County should use the following detour route:

• Route 715 (Beaver Dam Road)
• Route 601 (Arritt Road/Greenes Corner Road)
• Route 622 (Fairview Road)
• Route 738 (Partlow Road)

Additional information about VDOT’s bridge inspection program and individual bridge conditions are posted online at

Recycled Bridge Truss

When the North Anna River bridge closed to traffic in 2015, it still had a usable truss that had been installed in the 1990s.

VDOT employees decided to recycle the truss to serve the public on Route 609 (Raven Road) in Stafford County, which had a temporary bridge as the only public access into a residential area. VDOT’s bridge crew removed the truss from the closed North Anna River bridge, cleaned and painted it, and installed it on Raven Road. Recycling the truss saved the state an estimated $500,000 and four weeks of traditional construction time, and kept a functional piece of public infrastructure in use. Raven Road re-opened to traffic with the recycled truss in November 2016.

Design Public Hearing: Oct. 6, 2016

The public is invited to attend a design public hearing this week to learn more about plans to replace the Mount Olive Road bridge over the North Anna River.

The design public hearing will be held:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

5-7 p.m.

Partlow Ruritan Club

3229 Partlow Road

Partlow, VA 22534

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to review displays, proposed plans, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff. No formal presentation will be given at the public hearing.

Comments will be accepted at the public hearing, and afterward through Oct. 17, 2016.

Comments may also be submitted by mailing them to Ms. Anastasia Kapitan, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. Comments may be emailed to Anastasia. Kapitan at Anastasia.Kapitan@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please reference “North Anna Bridge Replacement” in the subject line.

Design public hearing brochure

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