Route 629 (Deep Creek Road), Fluvanna County
|Replacement of Bridge over Middle Fork Kent Branch|
Project at a Glance
Attend A Public Hearing
VDOT invites residents and other interested parties to attend a design public hearing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fluvanna County Public Library, 214 Commons Boulevard, Palmyra, VA 22963.
The public hearing is an opportunity to give VDOT comments and/or suggestions regarding the proposed project. Representatives from VDOT will be available to answer questions and take public comments.
Written comments may also be sent to Howard Tomlinson, Project Manager, VDOT Culpeper District, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, or Howard.Tomlinson@vdot.virginia.gov. Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by December 23, 2017. A comment worksheet is linked below.
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.
Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019. 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