In Design: Route 601 (Old Ivy Road), Albemarle County

Cost and schedule ►

A public hearing for this project was held on March 11, 2020. Click on "previous meetings" at the bottom of this page to views materials from the meeting. 

This project will replace the existing structurally deficient Route 601 (Old Ivy Road) bridge over the Route 29/250 Bypass in Albemarle County. 

VDOT proposes replacing the bridge deck and beams and rehabilitating the bridge piers. The new bridge will be raised slightly to provide more vertical clearance on the Route 29/250 Bypass. The existing bridge was built in 1961.

During construction, the bridge will be restricted to eastbound Route 601 traffic only. Westbound Route 601 traffic will be detoured onto the Route 29/250 Bypass to U-turn at Barracks Road. Then, traffic will take the exit for Route 601. Eastbound Route 601 drivers should expect traffic shifts during construction.

The project is expected to be advertised for bids in October 2023 with construction beginning in early 2024.

The Route 601 bridge carries approximately 8,000 vehicles per day. 


This project will rehabilitate an existing substandard bridge on a state-maintained roadway that serves residential areas, local businesses and industries.

If not rehabilitated, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and will eventually have to be closed to vehicles.

Major Milestones 

Public hearing: March 11, 2020
Public comment period ends: March 21, 2020
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: Winter 2022
Construction begins: Early 2024
Construction completion: Winter 2024


Contact Info:

Brian Arnold

Lou Hatter

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: In Design

UPC: 111776

State ID: 0601-002-969, P101, R201, B684

Federal ID: STP-002-7(054)

Lat/Long: 38.049550, -78.524136

Locality: Albemarle

Page last modified: March 25, 2023