Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
May 25, 2017
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT COMPLETE ON ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) AT CAROLINE, KING AND QUEEN LINE
Two-lane traffic can cross the bridge over Beverly Creek at the same time
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 721 (Newtown Road) at the Caroline County and King and Queen County line is open to eastbound and westbound traffic after the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed a bridge replacement project over Beverly Creek ahead of schedule.
Construction on the $2.7 million project began last summer to replace the structurally deficient bridge, built in 1952 on Newtown Road.
Construction was scheduled to be completed in July 2017.
Crews installed a temporary single-lane bridge in March 2015 in order to begin construction on the permanent structure. Temporary traffic signals controlled one-way, alternating traffic until crews completed the permanent bridge replacement project earlier this month.
The new, two-lane bridge is open to traffic and follows the original alignment of the road.
Crews have removed the temporary bridge and signals.
Newtown Road carries an average of 440 vehicles a day, according to a 2016 VDOT traffic count.
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