FREDERICKSBURG  –  Ashland Mill Road in King George County will remain closed through mid-May, as crews continue a bridge replacement project over Pine Hill Creek. The bridge is located between Route 205 (Ridge Road) and Route 679 (Canterbury Loop).

The project schedule has been extended beyond the original completion date in March. The anticipated reopening of the road has been delayed as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) state forces bridge crew shifted staff to perform snow removal operations during recent winter storms.

Crews will continue work to replace the structurally deficient bridge after closing the road on December 27, 2017.

The existing, single lane timber deck bridge was built in 1938 and has been removed.  The previous structure had a weight limit posting of 19 tons for single-axle vehicles and 28 tons for tractor-trailers.

Currently, crews are working to install a concrete two-lane bridge. The new structure is 30 feet long and 21 feet wide and will be placed on new concrete abutments.  Following final inspection of the new bridge, the current weight posting is expected to be removed.

Signs will remain in place until the project is complete, which is approximately four miles:

  • Route 3 (Kings Highway)
  • Route 301 (James Madison Parkway)
  • Route 205 (Ridge Road)

Ashland Mill Road carries an average of 120 vehicles a day, according to a 2016 VDOT traffic count.