Under Construction: Districtwide Bridge Beam End Repair

Cost and schedule ►

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) started a districtwide bridge repair project that will improve the condition of six bridges at multiple locations by 2020, removing their structurally deficient status. 

Scheduling these repairs to bridge beam ends will extend the life of each structure and ensure they remain able to carry vehicle traffic of all legal weights. 

The $2.1 million project is being funded by with State of Good Repair funds, which are targeted at improving or replacing structurally deficient bridges across Virginia. 

Structurally deficient does not mean a bridge is unsafe for travel, but it is an indicator that a bridge needs maintenance or repair work to improve its condition. 

Crews began work in April 2018 and will continue work through February 2020. 

Bridge Locations

Caroline County


Essex County/Richmond County: Downing Bridge

Route 360 over Rappahannock River (COMPLETED EXCEPT FOR FINAL PAINTING)

Gloucester County

Route 641 over Sarah Creek (WORK UNDERWAY)

King William County

Route 360 over Moncuin Creek (WORK UNDERWAY)

Stafford County

Route 17 northbound and southbound over Deep Run near the Fauquier County line (WORK UNDERWAY)

Drivers can expect temporary, single lane closures at each location. All bridges will remain open to traffic. Most work will occur during daytime hours on weekdays. 

As work is completed at each site, VDOT will notify drivers of the next bridge work zone location. Travelers will be notified of lane closures in advance by message boards placed near the bridge approaches.

Crews will make every effort to limit disruptions and keep motorists informed of upcoming closures.


These repairs will improve the condition of each structure and ensure they remain able to carry vehicle traffic of all legal weights. 


Phase: Under Construction

Lat/Long: 37.969724, -77.430603

Locality: Caroline , Essex , Gloucester , King William , Richmond , and Stafford

Page last modified: Aug. 1, 2019