Route 629 (Deep Creek Road), Fluvanna County
|Replacement of Bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch|
VDOT held a public hearing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Fluvanna County Public Library.
The project team is working to finalize the project design and will seek design approval.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019.
Project Overview Video
This project will replace the existing 48-year-old Route 629 (Deep Creek Road) bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch.
The existing timber deck, steel girder bridge, which was built in 1969 and is considered structurally deficient, has a posted 3-ton weight restriction.
VDOT proposes replacing the superstructure and riding surface of the bridge as well as the abutments and piers underneath the bridge.
During the 12-month construction period, VDOT will close Route 629 to through traffic at the bridge site and post a detour.
The Middle Fork Kent Branch bridge carries approximately 137 vehicles per day.
Once construction is complete in spring 2020, the bridge will be open to all legal-weight vehicles.
Resources and Information
Public hearing materials: December 13, 2017
Share Your Input On Replacement of Route 629 Bridge
News release, November 28, 2017