Repairs underway at Allmondsville Road bridge

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Aug 17, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Photo: The two-lane bridge on Allmondsville Road, shown above, was closed to traffic following an annual inspection of the bridge that found a deteriorated beam. VDOT officials said that the bridge will be closed to traffic until at least Friday, and recommended that motorists use Ark and Cappahosic roads as a detour. Photo by Bill Nachman.

The two-lane bridge on Allmondsville Road, shown above, was closed to traffic following an annual inspection of the bridge that found a deteriorated beam. VDOT officials said that the bridge will be closed to traffic until at least Friday, and recommended that motorists use Ark and Cappahosic roads as a detour. Photo by Bill Nachman.

A two-lane bridge on Allmondsville Road (Route 662) in Gloucester has been closed to traffic since Thursday after an annual inspection of the bridge over Fox Creek found a deteriorated beam.

Kelly Hannon, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said Wednesday that repairs may be complete as soon as Friday. VDOT recommends motorists use Ark Road (Route 606) and Cappahosic Road (Route 618) as a detour route until the bridge re-opens.

Hannon estimated that the detour may add 5-10 minutes for motorists traveling through that area.

Construction began Monday on repairs, Hannon said, and new steel beams for the span were expected to be delivered yesterday. Hannon said VDOT plans to use a temporary brace on the bridge to get traffic moving again.