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Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road) Bridge Rehabilitation

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
April 2016

Est Completion Date
September 15, 2016


Estimated $2.3 million



Robert Ridgell, VDOT Area Construction Engineer
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Details

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a bridge rehabilitation project on Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road) at the Mattaponi River in Caroline County in April 2016.

The existing bridge was built in 1966 and is structurally deficient. It has a posted weight limit of 24 tons for single-unit trucks, and 34 tons for tractor-trailers.

VDOT will improve the bridge’s condition and remove the weight posting by replacing the bridge’s superstructure. A new concrete deck and steel beams will be installed.

Nelson Hill Road will be closed for an estimated 4-6 months at the bridge during construction, starting on Friday, April 1.

Motorists should use Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard) to access the opposite end of Nelson Hill Road.

The detour route is 4.8 miles, and an average of 1,800 vehicles a day cross the bridge.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting: Monday, March 21, 2016

VDOT held a “Pardon Our Dust” meeting on Monday, March 21, 2016 to share details on upcoming construction to rehabilitate the Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road) bridge in Caroline County.

 “Pardon Our Dust” Meeting

Monday, March 21, 2016

5-7 p.m.

Caroline County Community Services Center

17202 Richmond Turnpike

Milford, VA 22514

Project Fact Sheet

Public Hearing

A public hearing on the project was held on:  

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
5-7 p.m.
Caroline County Community Services Center
17202 Richmond Turnpike
Milford, VA 22514

Public Hearing Brochure

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