Under Construction: Bridge Maintenance Projects

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Under Construction by State Forces


Route 635 (Keyser Road), Fauquier County 

VDOT will rehabilitate the Route 735 (Keyser Road) bridge over Buck Run in Fauquier County.  

Beginning Sept. 20, Route 735 will be closed to through traffic. Weather permitting, the road will reopen on Oct. 14.

The existing bridge, located about 1.3-mile from Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), was built in 1952 and has a posted weight limit of 16 tons. When construction is complete, the bridge will be open to all legal weight vehicles.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure.  


Route 640 (Gilbert Station Road), Albemarle County 

The bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad on Route 640 (Gilbert Station Road) in Albemarle County will be closed June 28-Oct. 8 for replacement of the bridge superstructure.

During the closure there will be a signed detour using Route 784 (Doctor’s Crossing) to Route 600 (Watts Passage) to Route 747 (Preddy Creek Road) and back to Route 640. Local traffic will be able to access all private entrances on both sides of the work zone.

The bridge is currently restricted to a three-ton weight limit, due to its deteriorated condition. The new bridge will be constructed to current design standards and will be open to all legal weight loads. 


Route 656 (Bremo Road), Fluvanna County 

VDOT will rehabilitate two bridges on Route 656 (Bremo Road) in Fluvanna County.

Beginning April 5, Route 656 will be closed to through traffic. Weather permitting, the road will reopen on July 5 when work on both bridges is complete.

Crews will first rehabilitate the bridge over Holman Creek, located about 0.3-mile east of Route 657 (Bremo Bluff Road). This bridge was built in 1932 and has a posted weight limit of 15 tons. 

Once work on the Holman Creek bridge is complete, crews will begin work on the second structure, located approximately 150-feet east of the first bridge. This bridge, which carries traffic over a branch of Holman Creek, was built in 1952 and has a posted weight limit of 18 tons.

When construction is complete in July, both bridges will be able to carry all legal weight vehicles. 

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure.


Under Construction by Contract Crews

Route 17 (Marsh Road), Fauquier County


Upcoming Schedule

The following small bridge and structure rehabilitation projects are planned through Dec. 2021. Projects will be scheduled according to priority as weather and resources allow. Estimated construction months are subject to change.

County  Bridge Schedule
Albemarle Route 810 (Blackwells Hollow Road) over Rocky Bar Branch Oct.-Nov.
Louisa Route 640 (East Jack Jouett Road) over Foster Creek Oct.-Nov.


More Information

For more information about Virginia’s bridges 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.

Benefits 

The small bridge program rehabilitates aging bridges that serve county residents. If not replaced, the existing bridges will continue to deteriorate and would eventually have to be closed to vehicular traffic. 

Resources

Contact Info:

Glenn McAninch
(540) 829-7638

Phase: Under construction

Lat/Long: 38.460203, -77.997764

Locality: Albemarle , Culpeper , Fauquier , Fluvanna , Greene , Louisa , Madison , Orange , and Rappahannock

Page last modified: Sept. 15, 2021