Proffit Road Bridge Closed Tuesday Through Thursday
The Route 649 Bridge, also known as Proffit Road bridge, over the Rivanna River is closed Tuesday through Thursday.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews began their work on the Route 649 Bridge to remove storm debris. VDOT says the debris makes the bridge especially vulnerable to flooding in the event of a storm.
Signs are posted throughout the area to detour drivers from Route 20 onto nearby roads.
Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release
CULPEPER — Next week the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 649 (Proffit Road) bridge over the Rivanna River to remove storm debris.
The bridge, located approximately 0.6 mile from Route 20 (Stony Point Road), will be closed March 19-21.
VDOT crews will use heavy equipment to remove debris that washed against the bridge during heavy rains in late January. The presence of debris makes the structure vulnerable to flooding in the event of another storm.
Signs will be posted to detour motorists from Route 20 (Stony Point Road) to Route 600 (Watts Passage Road) to Route 29 (Seminole Trail) and reverse.
For more information about Virginia's bridges and VDOT's bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state's bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit VDOT's web site, http://www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.