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VDOT closes Heritage Road Bridge in Prince George

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) closed the Heritage Road (Route 635) bridge over Wall's Run Creek in Prince George County following a structural inspection earlier today.

Bridge inspectors recommended immediately closing the bridge due to rapidly deteriorating wooden support posts. For drivers' safety, VDOT has closed the road to through traffic between James River Drive (Route 10) and Old Stage Road (Route 609).

 "We'll move quickly to reopen the bridge to traffic," said Gary Martin, district bridge engineer. "To be safe, drivers should follow the posted detours in the interim."

Mobile message boards and signs are in place to guide drivers to two detours. Northbound drivers on Heritage Road should take James River Drive (Route 10) east to Old Stage Road (Route 609) south, back to Heritage Road. Southbound drivers should take Old Stage Road north to James River Drive west, back to Heritage Road.

VDOT's web site offers more information on the department's bridge inspection program, plus a video of a bridge inspection.

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