Proffit Road in Albemarle County closed Jan. 7-11 for debris removal

Update: Tuesday, 2:23 p.m. Crews quickly cleared the debris near the Rivanna River bridge in Albemarle County. Route 649 (Proffit Road) is open to traffic.

Original Story: VDOT will close Route 649 (Proffit Road) at the bridge over the Rivanna River in Albemarle County Jan. 7-11 for debris removal.

VDOT and contract crews will use heavy equipment to remove debris that washed against the bridge during recent storms 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.

During the closure, drivers are advised to use Route 20 (Stony Point Road) to Route 600 (Watts Passage) to Route 641 (Burnley Station Road) to reach Route 29.

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, www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.

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