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Proffit Road bridge closure now scheduled for July 16-22

vdot road workThe Virginia Department of Transportation has postponed the closure of Route 649 (Proffit Road) at the bridge over the Rivanna River in Albemarle County until July 16-22. The closure is necessary to remove debris from around the bridge.

VDOT contract crews will use heavy equipment to remove large trees, limbs, brush and other debris that washed against the bridge during recent torrential rains to reduce the risk of flooding during future storms.

Access will be maintained to all commercial and private entrances off Route 649 on both sides of the bridge, but traffic will not be able to travel across the bridge.

Motorists should use alternate routes during the closure.

For more information about Virginia’s bridges and the Virginia Department of Transportation’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit VDOT’s web site,