VDOT News - Fredericksburg
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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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July 21, 2020
NEW BRIDGE OPENS ON OWENS MILL ROAD IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY
VDOT state forces bridge crew replaced a bridge over Rickenaw Creek; Detour route was lifted on Tuesday afternoon
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Route 619 (Owens Mill Road) in King and Queen County reopened to through traffic today after the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed construction of a new bridge over Rickenaw Creek.
VDOT's state forces bridge crew started construction on the bridge in February 2020. Traffic was detoured while crews replaced a timber deck bridge that was structurally deficient with a new concrete bridge.
Improvements include slightly wider travel lanes, freshly paved approaches on Owens Mill Road, and new bridge markers.
An average of 264 vehicles a day travel on this section of Owens Mill Road.
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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