A portion of Route 250 in Albemarle County is set to close Wednesday. The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the road to through traffic while it replaces a large pipe located just east of Route 767 (Tilman Road).

The closure is set to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday and should reopen by 4 a.m. Thursday. This will have an impact on rush hour traffic.

"VDOT is closely monitoring the weather forecast for this project. Since there is rain in the forecast, we're bringing in additional equipment to work in both lanes at the same time,” said Will Merritt of VDOT. “It's easier for us to divert traffic so that we can get in there and get this pipe replaced as quickly as possible,"

Drivers are advised to use Route 738 to get around the closure. Detour signs are in place.

Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release:

CULPEPER — An upcoming pipe replacement project will close a portion of Route 250 (Ivy Road) in Albemarle County in mid-June.

VDOT will close Route 250 to through traffic to replace a large pipe located just east of Route 676 (Tilman Road). This work has been scheduled to avoid both morning rush hours. The road will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. June 12 and will reopen by 4 a.m. June 13, weather permitting.

The large pipe must be replaced to prevent damage to the travel lanes. Crews will excavate the soil above and around the pipe. After removing the pipe, crews will install a new pipe, backfill the area and resurface the road.

Due to the significant work required to remove the old pipe, it is not feasible to keep one travel lane open during this project. 

Motorists are advised to use Route 738 (Morgantown Road) to get around the closure.

Drivers should check www.511virginia.org or the 511 mobile app for updated information about traffic conditions and follow @VaDOTCULP on Twitter for updates.