Recently Completed: Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) Bridge Replacement

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Construction is underway to build a replacement bridge on Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) over the North Anna River, which will restore connection between Hanover County and Spotsylvania County. 

The project replaces the current bridge over the North Anna River, which was closed for motorist safety in March 2015 after a routine bridge inspection found cracking in key support elements. 

The $2.8 million project is being funded with State of Good Repair funds, which are targeted at improving or replacing structurally deficient bridges across Virginia. 

The project schedule has been extended beyond the original completion date of December 20, 2018.

Weather permitting, the road is now expected to reopen in summer 2019. Once construction of the new bridge is closer to completion, a specific opening date will be announced.

The bridge deck width will be expanded from 13 feet to 21.8 feet wide. The structure has been engineered to withstand increased water pressure that occurs when water flows into river from the opening of the North Anna dam, which assists with cooling at the North Anna Power Station. 

The current detour route will remain in place until the new bridge opens.   

Approximately 580 vehicles a day crossed the bridge when it was open, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.

Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) Bridge Detour

Detour signs are posted to guide drivers along the detour route. 

Southbound motorists traveling from Spotsylvania County should use the following detour route:

• Route 738 (Partlow Road)
• Route 622 (Fairview Road)
• Route 601 (Arritt Road/Greenes Corner Road)
• Route 715 (Beaver Dam Road)

Northbound motorists traveling from Hanover County should use the following detour route:

• Route 715 (Beaver Dam Road)
• Route 601 (Arritt Road/Greenes Corner Road)
• Route 622 (Fairview Road)
• Route 738 (Partlow Road)

Benefits 

The project replaces the current bridge over the North Anna River, which was closed for motorist safety in March 2015 after a routine bridge inspection found cracking in key support elements.

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Phase: Under Construction

Lat/Long: 38.006510, -77.676937

Locality: Hanover and Spotsylvania

Page last modified: Sept. 28, 2019