Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
April 21, 2023
RT. 638 BRIDGE IN GREENE CO. CLOSES FOR REPLACEMENT
Beginning April 24, Turkey Ridge Rd. access limited to U.S. 33 until project is complete
CULPEPER — Beginning Monday, April 24, Route 638 (Turkey Ridge Road) in Greene County will be closed to through traffic while the bridge over South River is replaced. Traffic will be able to access all private entrances on the road from the U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) end of Route 638. The intersection with Route 634 (Bull Yearling Road) will also remain open.
During construction traffic will detour around the closure using Route 621 (South River Road), Route 230 (Madison Road), and U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) and 33 Business. The detour route is signed and message boards advising of the upcoming closure are in place on nearby roads. VDOT project staff have also contacted the Greene County school transportation office and emergency responders.
The current structure was built in 1932. It is a steel truss, timber deck structure that carries an average of 155 vehicles per day. The new structure will be two-lane, pre-cast concrete structure with new concrete support abutments that will allow all legal-weight vehicles to use the bridge. Burleigh Construction Co. Inc., of Concord, Va., will replace the bridge under a $1,340,998.90 contract with the Virginia Department of Transportation. The contract’s fixed completion date is Dec. 15, 2023.
Culpeper District updates are on the district’s Facebook page and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp. For questions or to report hazardous road conditions, the public should contact VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).
Current traffic conditions, VDOT’s statewide network of traffic cameras and other real-time travel information is on the 511Virginia website. That information is also available on the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.