VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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April 12, 2019

Emergency repair work to rebuild several state-maintained secondary roads following damage from Tropical Storm Michael are complete

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Two state-maintained roads closed since October 2018 due to damage sustained during Tropical Storm Michael have reopened to traffic in the Northern Neck.

Emergency repair work was completed Thursday evening on Route 612 (Antioch Road) in Westmoreland County, and work was finished this morning on Route 642 (Knights Run Road) in Northumberland County. Both roads are now open to traffic.

On Knights Run Road, crews replaced two 60-inch drainage pipes with two 72-inch reinforced concrete drainage pipes.

Crews repaired a void on Antioch Road and replaced a washed-out section of road.

Additional Emergency Road Repair Updates

Emergency work continues to repair four state-maintained roads that remain closed in Fredericksburg District due to damage by Tropical Storm Michael:

Northumberland County

  • Route 201 (Courthouse Road):Anticipated to reopen in June 2019. Crews are replacing a damaged set of four 96-inch drainage pipes with a triple set of concrete box culverts, with each culvert measuring 12 feet by 10 feet. Due to their size, the replacement culverts were specially fabricated to these dimensions. The new culverts arrived on site in early March, and crews are in the process of moving them into place.
  • Route 634 (Spring Road): Anticipated to reopen in July 2019.Crews are repairing the bridge and replacing a washed out section of road. The contractor has mobilized and grading work has begun. The project will first repair the road up to the bridge, followed by bridge deck repair.

King William County

  • Route 662 (Sharon Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019. Crews are reconstructing a slope near the road and repairing the culvert.

Westmoreland County

  • Route 600 (Nomini Grove Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019.Crews are repairing a void underneath the road and replacing a washed out section of road. 

Motorists are reminded to adhere to all road closed signs and barricades, and to follow the posted detour route. Roads have been closed for traveler safety.

Travelers can check 511Virginia for real-time road closure information, which will be updated as crews make progress.

Download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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