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Dickerson Road bridge in Albemarle County to be closed April 20-Aug. 1 for major repairs

albemarleOn Monday, April 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 606 (Dickerson Road) in Albemarle County for major repairs to the bridge that spans the North Fork Rivanna River. The bridge is located one mile west of the intersection of Route 29 (Seminole Trail) and 1.3 miles north of Route 850 (Chris Greene Lake Road).

During the closure, which extends through Aug. 1, a VDOT crew will repair several components of the steel-truss bridge to maintain its current three-ton posted weight limit. The bridge was built in 1924 and carries approximately 170 vehicles per day, according to a 2013 traffic count.

Motorists will be detoured south on Route 29 to Route 1571 (Lewis and Clark Drive), then right on Quail Run, which carries motorists back to Route 606. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained during the work.

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