FREDERICKSBURG – Custis Mill Pond Road in King William County will remain closed through May, as crews continue a bridge replacement project over Mill Creek.  The bridge is located between Seatons Lane and Wakema Road.

Due to recent winter weather conditions, the project schedule has been extended beyond the original completion date in March.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) closed Custis Mill Pond Road in late December 2017 to begin work to replace the structurally deficient bridge with a 55-foot long concrete single slab bridge on new concrete abutments. State forces are constructing the new bridge, which is more than double the length of the existing structure built in 1968.

Weather permitting, the road is now expected to reopen by the end of May.

The recommended detour route will remain in place until the project is complete, which is approximately six miles:

  • Route 30 (King William Road)
  • Route 626 (Rose Garden Road)

Message boards will alert motorists to the new completion date.

Custis Mill Pond Road carries an average of 930 vehicles a day, according to a 2016 VDOT traffic count.