Upcoming lane, road closures

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.

In a separate VDOT project, Resettlement Road near Flint Hill will be closed for about two weeks of bridge work in October.

Weather permitting, the Sperryville project will run from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly next Tuesday (Sept. 30) and Wednesday (Oct. 1), during which a single lane of traffic will be maintained along 522. Motorists should expect brief delays due to flagging, as well as some construction activities that will occupy both travel lanes.

Message boards will be installed to notify the public of the upcoming work. The project has been coordinated with emergency responders to ensure no disruption to service.

VDOT also plans to close Resettlement Road (Route 659) just southeast of Dearing Road for replacement of the existing timber-deck bridge over the Jordan River, from 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, to 5 p.m. Oct. 22. VDOT will install a concrete bridge capable of carrying all legal loads. A signed detour will use Fodderstack Road and Dearing Road, according to VDOT, which cited a 2013 traffic count that says 280 vehicles use Resettlement Road daily.

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