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Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge Replacement Over Magus Mill Pond

Sussex County

Project at a Glance

$1.4 million


Nina Napolitano

About the Project

This project is located on Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge in Sussex County. The project is in a rural setting within Sussex County. The existing bridge is a single-span bridge built in 1932 and consists of a timber deck, steel beams, and timber abutments. It is 20-feet wide and accommodates one 9-foot wide lane in each direction. 

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing Stokes Road (Route 635) Bridge over Magus Mill Pond, which is structurally deficient and has a posted weight limit of ten tons. The proposed bridge will be a 40-feet long, 24-feet wide, prestressed concrete voided slab span bridge with concrete abutments. The proposed bridge will accommodate two 9-feet wide lanes and two 2-feet wide shoulders.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in December 2017 and end in May 2018. During the estimated six months of construction, the roadway will be closed to traffic and a 6-mile temporary detour will be in place.

Traffic Alert

Starting Monday, December 11, 2017 the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is planning to close Route 635 (Stokes Road) at the bridge over Magus Mill Pond in order to replace the bridge. The closure is expected to last until the end of May 2018.

A 6-mile detour will be in place as follows during the bridge replacement project:

To head north on Stokes Road: turn right onto Route 644, turn left onto Route 631, turn left onto Route 735, turn left onto Route 660 and then turn right onto Route 635.

To head south on Stokes Road: turn left onto Route 660, turn right onto Route 735, turn right onto Route 631, turn right onto Route 644 and then turn left onto Route 635.

Read the traffic alert here

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