VDOT News - Culpeper



Will Merritt 540-829-7370

Lou Hatter 540-727-3201

CULP 2019-047

Sept. 23, 2019

Drivers should expect flagging operations, one 12-hour closure during work

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will soon begin work to replace the Route 767 (Tenerife Road) bridge over Walnut Branch in Fauquier County.  

To accommodate local traffic on the dead-end road, the project will be completed in phases:  

  • Starting the week of Sept. 23 and continuing daily until project completion, traffic will be controlled by flagging.
  • A full 12-hour closure of the bridge is expected to remove the existing superstructure and place the new superstructure. A date for the full closure has not yet been scheduled.

The existing Walnut Branch bridge, which was built in 1970, is posted with a 13-ton weight restriction. After construction, the bridge will be open to all legal-weight vehicles.

The bridge carries approximately 230 vehicles daily, according to 2018 traffic data.

Message boards will be in place to notify the public of the closure.

For more information about VDOT’s bridge 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.


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