VDOT: Rt. 626/Tiger Valley closed for 6 weeks

VDOT’s official announcement arrived today (Aug. 2):

On Thursday, Aug. 7 the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 626 (Tiger Valley Road) in Rappahannock County for a bridge replacement project. The bridge is located .3 miles east of U.S. 211 (Lee Highway) and spans the Rush River.

Route 626 will be closed for six weeks, during which motorists will be detoured using U.S. 211 south to Route 622 (Rock Mills Road) to Route 621 (Hunters Road) and back to Route 626. Access will be maintained to properties on both sides of the bridge.

Approximately 600 vehicles use Route 626 daily.

[Last winter and again in the spring, Rappahannock County’s supervisors requested VDOT replace the bridge while schools were off for the summer. School starts Aug. 13; at least two bus routes will be rerouted.]

For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, go here.

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