The Virginia Department of Transportation is closing Route 748 (Doctors Crossing) in Albemarle County on Monday to replace a crumbling bridge superstructure.
The bridge dates back to 1932 and VDOT says it's structurally deficient. The bridge already has a 13 ton weight limit due to its deteriorated condition.
VDOT will replace the existing wooden deck with a new deck made of concrete slabs. The bridge is expected to remain closed through October 4.
Below is a list of the other projects that VDOT is working on in central Virginia.
Release from the Virginia Department of Transportation
CULPEPER — The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. Items in italics contain new or updated information.
Interstate 64 – Paving. One westbound lane closed between mile markers 114 and 107 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly, Sept. 23-28. Motorists should expect minor delays and drive with caution near the slow-moving vehicles.
Route 608 (Happy Creek Road) - Rural rustic road hard-surfacing project. Road closed from Route 645 (Wildon Grove Road/Magnolia Road) to Route 646 (Lovers Lane). Motorists should use the posted detour.
Route 637 (Dick Woods Road) - Milling and paving. Flagging will occur between Route 786 (Ivy Depot Road) and 0.1 mile south of Route 677 (Bloomfield Road) during daytime work hours. Motorists should expect minor delays.
Route 652 (Old Brook Road) – Milling and paving. Flagging will occur between Route 631 (East Rio Road) and Route 854 (Carrsbrook Drive) during daytime work hours. Motorists should expect minor delays.
Route 672 (Bluffton Road) – Rural rustic road hard-surfacing project. Intermittent flagging will occur from Route 810 (Browns Gap Turnpike) to dead end. Motorists should expect minor delays.
Route 784 (Doctors Crossing) – Replacement of bridge over Turkey Run Creek. Road closed through Oct. 4. Motorists should follow the posted detour route using Route 600 (Watts Passage Road), Route 20 (Stony Point Road) and Route 640 (Gilbert Station Road).
Route 29 (James Monroe Highway/James Madison Highway) – Paving, placement of shoulder stone and line painting. One northbound lane closed from 0.57 mile north of the Route 299 (Madison Road) bridge to the railroad bridge 0.7 mile south of Route 3 (Germanna Highway), daily 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and use caution as they approach the work zone.
Route 639 (Holly Spring Road) – Rural rustic road hard-surfacing project. Flagging will occur from Route 626 (Black Hill Road) to Route 1170 (Quail Ridge Road). Motorists should expect minor delays.
Route 15/29 (Opal Interchange) – Northbound traffic will be limited to one lane between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. due to work on the road shoulders. One southbound lane will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The closures will shift so motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and expect delays.
Route 17 (Opal Interchange) – Southbound right lane or right shoulder will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. due to work on the roadway shoulder. Motorists should expect shifting traffic patterns as the work progresses.
Route 17 (James Madison Highway) – Tree trimming. One southbound lane closed between Route 245 (Enon Church Road/Old Tavern Road) and the Warrenton town limits. Motorists should expect delays and drive with caution in the work zone.
Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) – Construction of roundabout at intersection of Route 600 (South Boston Road). Intermittent lane closures and flagging will occur daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion April 2013. Motorists should anticipate minor delays and use caution as they approach the work zone.
Route 634 (Mutton Hollow Road) – Installation of box culvert at Swift Run (lower crossing). Road closed through October 15 just north of intersection of Route 635 (Matties Run Road). Motorists should use the posted detour route.
Interstate 64 – Painting of Route 626 overpass. Periodic eastbound and westbound lane closures through September. Motorists should use caution as they approach the work zone.
Interstate 64 – Repairs to bridge over Beaverdam Creek. Westbound shoulder closed just east of Route 799 (Beaverdam Road) during daytime hours; one westbound lane closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. Motorists should use caution as they approach the work zone.
Route 626 (Evergreen Road) – Painting on bridge over Interstate 64. Temporary signal in place through mid-Sept. Motorists should use caution as they approach the work zone.
Route 29 (Seminole Trail) – Installation of pavement markers. One southbound lane closed from Route 607 (Lillards Ford Road) to Route 678 (Tibbs Shop Road) from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Motorists should expect delays and use caution as they approach the work zone.
Route 729 (Richmond Road) – Replacement of bridge over Battle Run. Road closed at bridge through October 2. Motorists should use the posted detour route.
Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT's traffic and travel website, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 800-367-7623 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia's highways.