Monday, Jul. 27
The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Interstate 66 westbound in Fauquier County this Wednesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night for work to the Route 723 (Ashville Road) bridge over I-66.
During the closure, westbound motorists will be diverted off I-66 at exit 27 to Route F-185 (Grove Lane) and will reenter the interstate at Delaplane. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
During the overnight closures, a crew will perform testing of recent repairs made to a damaged beam on the Route 723 (Ashville Road) bridge over I-66. The damage was identified during a December 2013 inspection and required VDOT to narrow the bridge from 24 to 18 feet for safety. The bridge will be restored to its full width once this project, which began in mid-June, is complete.
The Route 723 bridge was built in 1960 and carries approximately 1,100 vehicles per day.
VDOT contractor Martins Construction Corp. of Falls Church is performing the work under a $491,732 contract, which has an Aug. 1 fixed completion date. More information can be found on VDOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/route_723_bridge.asp