VDOT has closed Dragonsville Road just west of Route 610 (Timber Branch Road) to through traffic. The bridge is located near Route 614 (Devils 3 Jump Road) and Route 614 (Rock Springs Road) in the Dragonsville area of King & Queen County.
A detour will be in place for approximately four weeks while construction is underway.
Signs are posted along the recommended detour, which is approximately 20 miles:
- Route 614 (Devils 3 Jump Rd.)
- Route 14 (The Trail)
- Route 617 (Carlton’s Corner Rd.)
- Route 616 (Zion Church Rd.)
VDOT crews will replace the existing bridge’s steel beams and deck with new timber, steel and guardrail.
The existing bridge, constructed in 1969, is structurally deficient. It has a posted weight restriction of 11 tons for single-axle vehicles and 16 tons for tractor trailers. Following this project, the bridge’s weight posting is expected to be removed.
Dragonsville Road carries an average of 140 vehicles a day, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.