VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Feb. 25, 2019
ROUTE 658 (MOUNT OLIVE ROAD) IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2019
Construction will continue to build a replacement bridge over the North Anna River
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) in Spotsylvania County will remain closed to through traffic at the North Anna River until summer 2019.
Crews will continue construction to build a replacement bridge over the river, which will restore a connection between Spotsylvania County and Hanover County.
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 current detour route will remain in place until the new bridge opens.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) closed Mount Olive Road in March 2015 for motorist safety 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 the state.
The bridge deck width is being 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.
Approximately 580 vehicles a day crossed the bridge when it was open, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.
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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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