Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


July 5, 2017

Installation of a new bridge will close Route 610 (Salem Church Road) for approximately one week

FREDERICKSBURG – Route 610 (Salem Church Road) in Gloucester County will be closed to through traffic for approximately one week in July to allow Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews to install a new bridge. 

Salem Church Road will close at the bridge on Tuesday, July 11. Crews will remove the existing structurally deficient bridge, which is located between Route 198 (Glenns Road) and Route 601 (Pampa Road). A new structure will be installed. Weather permitting, Salem Church Road will re-open by Tuesday, July 18.

Motorists are encouraged to follow signs along the posted detour route:

  • Route 601 (Pampa Road)
  • Route 198 (Glenns Road)

The existing bridge was built in 1964 and has steel beams with a timber deck. The new bridge will be a Glulam structure, which is a glued, laminated timber bridge engineered to carry modern vehicles weights.

After the bridge installation is complete, paving work will occur within several weeks, along with the installation of new guardrail.

The bridge has a current weight restriction of 10 tons for single unit vehicles and 15 tons for tractor-trailers. Following final inspection of the new bridge, the weight posting will be removed.

Salem Church Road carries an average of 230 vehicles a day, according to a VDOT traffic count.


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