VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Ellen Kamilakis


March 24, 2022

Piggott Bottom Road Bridge Over Catoctin Creek Closed in Hamilton
Emergency closure required after safety inspection

HAMILTON – The Piggott Bottom Road (Route 711) bridge over Catoctin Creek will close today, Thursday, March 24 due to the results of the latest safety inspection, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The bridge was scheduled to be closed and replaced starting in summer 2022. The original bridge was built in 1932 and rehabilitated in 1992, with several repairs made since. The new bridge will be slightly longer and higher to better withstand flooding, and includes precast concrete beams to reduce long-term maintenance. 

Those needing to reach properties along Piggott Bottom Road will have access; however, traffic will not be able to go beyond the point of the bridge in either direction.

Through traffic will be detoured via Berlin Turnpike (Route 287), Leesburg Pike (Route 7), and Hamilton Station Road (Route 704).

View the bridge replacement project page.

Map of Piggott Bottom Road detour

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